Dropseed (Sand)

(Sporobolus cryptandrus)


Sand Dropseed is a widely distributed bunchgrass common on sandy sites throughout the west. Though its palatability is low, it provides fair winter forage. Sand Dropseed is a prolific seed producer and increases on depleted ranges and on wastelands.

The 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 it should be when soils are warm. When irrigation is unavailable, seeding into pits or furrows will aid seedling establishment.



0.6 kg PLS/hectare
0.5 lbs. PLS/acre



5,600,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)


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