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Establishment of Seeded Grasslands for Wildlife Habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region


Table 2. Optimum seeding dates for native warm season grasses (adapted from USDA-SCS 1978b).

Major Land
Resources Area (MLRA)*
Seeding dates**
53A Not recommended
53B 1-15 June
53C 1-15 June
55A 1-15 June
55B 1-15 June
55C 1-15 June
56 1-15 June
57 1-15 June
90 1-15 June
91 1-15 June
102A 1-15 June
102B 15-30 May
103 15-30 May

* See Fig. 1.

** Optimum seeding time depends on temperature and soil moisture. In
northern MLRA's successful seedings may be made at least 2 weeks before or
after the indicated optimum depending on local conditions. Not recommended
for fall seeding.

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