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Effect of seeding date on establishment of native grasses.

Abstract:

In this research, the best planting dates for warm-season grasses, little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium [Michx.] Nash [Poaceae]) and sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula [Michx.] Torr. [Poaceae]), were 1 May through 20 July. For cool-season grasses, Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis L. [Poaceae]) and Kalm's brome (Bromus kalmii A.Gray [Poaceae]), 1 May through 1 August were the best planting dates. Dormant seeding was successful only 1 y for the cool-season grasses. Elymus canadensis had significantly better second-season establishment than other species or mixes and may be useful as a cover crop in prairie restorations.

Issue & Pages:

Fall 2002 Pages: 132-138

Article Download:

3-2NPJ132-138.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Mary Hockenberry Meyer
  • Virginia A Gaynor

Keywords:

prairie restoration, Schizachyrium scoparium, little bluestem, Bouteloua curtipendula, sideoats grama, Elymus canadensis, Canada wildrye, Bromus kalmii, Kalm's brome

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