Western Wheatgrass Seed
Western Wheatgrass Seed - Western Wheatgrass is a native, cool season perennial sod forming grass. It reproduces from underground rhizomes and seed. Growth starts in early fall, remains green in winter and has most growth in the spring reaching a height of one to four feet.
Recommended planting rate is 7 to 10 pure live seed pounds per acre, 1/4 to 1/2 inches deep. The seeds are rough but can be planted with a regular seed drill.
All classes of livestock find Western Wheatgrass a nutritious forage, palatable especially in springtime when forage is green. Western Wheatgrass can stand closer grazing than most native grasses. Western Wheatgrass grows in areas from the Texas Panhandle as far north as Canada and from the West Coast. It can be found growing on hillsides, plains, and often found in old lakebeds and well drained bottomlands. It is the most drought tolerant of the cool season grasses. It is moderately alkaline tolerant; therefore, it is a good choice for reclamation of surface mine spoil sites. "Arriba" is an aggressive sod forming grass with good seeding vigor and is an important conservation plant. With adequate moisture it provides large amounts of nutritious forage. It is best adapted to all of Colorado, Western Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. "Barton" is an intermediate height, leafy grass. Test have indicated "Barton " to be more disease resistant and a better forage producer than some of the other varieties. "Barton" is used throughout the United States especially in Texas and the Central Plains States.