Dryland Pasture Mixture
25% Dahurian Wildrye
20% Forage Perennial Ryegrass
15% Intermediate Wheatgrass
10% Siberian Wheatgrass
Varieties may change depending on availability. For the current varieties, please call.
Dryland Pasture Mix is a premium mixture of introduced cool-season grasses for the Great Plains states and the Intermountain region. The majority of the mix is made up of drought-tolerant, sod-forming, dryland forage grasses that are excellent for moderate spring grazing and fall pasture. It works well for weed control and soil stabilization for erosion control areas. Good to 10,000 ft. elevation.
This mix has a multi-year shelf life when stored in a Cool and Dry environment. Additional seed purchased this year can be used for years to come when stored properly.
SEEDING RATE: 20-25 pounds per acre (30-35 lbs per acre broadcast) or 1/2-1 pound per 1000 square feet. Rake into the top 1/4 inch of soil, water daily or as needed to keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach 2 inches tall.
Dryland forages should be established on a “conventional” seedbed – ground that is firm, mellow, moist and free of weeds, debris or large clods. Rough and fluffy seedbeds can result in slow and erratic stand establishment, weed encroachment and delay the use of the pasture.
Timing of Seeding
Proper seeding techniques and equipment are critical to all forage seedings but are most critical under dryland conditions. Dryland pasture seeding should occur in the very early spring to capitalize on potential late snows and early rains. “Dormant” seeding is successful in the late fall or winter, as long as temperatures remain too low for germination until spring. Late-summer seedings should only be planted if supplemental moisture is available from stored soil moisture or irrigation. A minimum of 2 feet of soil moisture is needed for successful plant establishment. Seeding at other times should be avoided due to erratic precipitation.