Galleta

(Hilaria jamesii) 

Galleta is a long-lived, warm-season grass with tough, scaly rhizomes, generally in the form of a bunchgrass. It is usually from 30.5 to 61 ern (12 to 24 in.) tall. It is widely distributed in Colorado and the northern two-thirds of New Mexico from 1,068 to 2,288 m (3,500 to 7,500 ft.) elevation, but it is also found in western Texas, Wyoming,Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona. Galleta may grow on all sites from heavy clay to shallow loamy sands and is an effective soil-binder.
Seed is chaffy and should be drilled to 2.5 em (1 in.) on coarse soils and dry sites. Galleta should be planted early during the 2-month period with the most favorable conditions for rapid germination (June 15 to July 15). Under cultivation with adequate moisture and fertilization, it is active throughout the growing season, continually flowering, ripening and shattering during the entire season. 

SEEDING RATES: 


3.4 to 5.6 kg PLS/hectare 
3 to 5 Ibs. PLS/acre 


NUMBER OF SEED: 

170,000 per lb. (0.46 kg) 

VARIETIES: 


VIVA 

The original seed was collected near Newkirk, New Mexico, and. was released in 1979 by the New Mexico State University Agncultural Experiment Station and the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Seed yields average 2 kg PLS/hectare (2.3Ibs. PLS / acre). Under irrigation, two seed harvests are made each growing season. Viva is useful for critical area stabilization and range revegetation.

 


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