Dropseed (Giant)

(Sporobolus giganteus)

 

Giant Dropseed is a large, warm-season bunchgrass. It grows in sandy soil from western Oklahoma and western Texas to Arizona. Giant Dropseed grows upward rapidly and can be used for dune stabilization.
Seed is very fine and is best planted with a grass drill. Depth of planting should not be over 1.3 cm (½ in.) in fine-textured soils. Planting dates will vary with location but should be when soils are warm. When irrigation is unavailable, seeding into pits or furrows will aid in seedling establishment.

 

SEEDING RATES:

2 to 4 kg PLS/hectare
1 to 8 lbs. PLS/acre

 

NUMBER OF SEEDS:

1,400,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)

 


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