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


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Table 3. Number of pure live seeds per linear foot for 6-, 8-, or 12-inch row spacing based on optimum full seeding rates in PLS pounds per acre.

Seeds per linear foot Recommended*

Plants

Optimum full seeding rates PLS lbs/acre

6


8


12


Purity


Germination

Native Grasses
Big bluestem 10.6 20 30 40 70 60
Indiangrass 10.0 20 30 40 75 60
Switchgrass 4.5 20 30 40 95 80
Western wheatgrass 11.9 15 20 30 85 80
Slender wheatgrass 5.5 10 15 20 95 85
Thickspike
wheatgrass
8.5 15 20 30 95 90
Streambank wheatgrass 8.4 15 20 30 95 90
Green needlegrass 9.6 20 30 40 90 70
Needle and thread 11.4 15 20 30 80 70
Little bluestem 6.7 20 30 40 70 60
Sand bluestem 15.4 20 30 40 70 60
Prairie sandreed 6.4 20 30 40 80 70
Sideoats grama 9.1 20 30 40 75 60
Blue grama 2.1 20 30 40 50 60
Reed canarygrass 3.2 20 30 40 95 70
Introduced grasses
Tall wheatgrass 11.0 10 15 20 95 85
Intermediate wheatgrass 10.0 10 15 20 95 85
Smooth bromegrass 6.4 10 15 20 90 85
Legumes
Alfalfa 4.4 10 15 20 95 90
Sweetclover 3.4 10 15 20 95 90


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