Sand Lovegrass 

(Eragrostis trichodes)

 

Sand Lovegrass is a short to medium-lived, warm-season bunchgrass found in sandy sites in Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. It has also occurred in the native vegetation of northeastern New Mexico. The plants normally grow from 76 to 122 cm (30 to 48 in.) high and produce a heavy root system, making the species of considerable value in soil and water conservation. Contrary to Weeping Lovegrass, the leaves, though mostly basal, are comparatively wide and tender. It is highly palatable and nutritious at all stages of growth and consequently often suffers severely in pastures of mixed vegetation.

In New Mexico it is adapted to sandy plains and deep sand range sites. Sand Lovegrass is usually seeded with other warm-season grasses. It does have a place as dryland pasture where a farmer or rancher has need for a summer-growing grass, if he is willing to reseed when the stand begins to thin.

Seed is small and should not be seeded over 1.3 cm (½ in.) deep. Planting dates are normally in the spring; just prior to the rainy season.

 

SEEDING RATES:

1.1 kg PLS/hectare
1 lbs. PLS/acre

 

NUMBER OF SEEDS:

1,500,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)

 


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