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


Tables


Table 6. Guide to seeding rates (pounds per acre) calculated on the basis of the number of pure live seeds per square foot.


Plants


Seeds per pound*
Seeding Rates-PLS (lb/acre)
10 PLS/ft2 20 PLS/ft2 30 PLS/ft2 40 PLS/ft2
Native grasses
Big bluestem 165,000 2.6 5.3 7.9 10.6
Indiangrass 175,000 2.5 5.0 7.5 10.0
Switchgrass 389,000 1.1 2.2 3.4 4.5
Western wheatgrass 110,000 4.0 7.9 11.9 15.8
Slender wheatgrass 159,000 2.7 5.5 8.2 11.0
Thickspike Wheatgrass 154,000 2.8 5.7 8.5 11.3
Streambank wheatgrass 156,000 2.8 5.6 8.4 11.2
Green needlegrass 181,000 2.4 4.8 7.2 9.6
Needle and Thread 115,000 3.8 7.6 11.4 15.2
Little bluestem 260,000 1.7 3.4 5.0 6.7
Sand bluestem 113,000 3.9 7.7 11.6 15.4
Prairie sandreed 274,000 1.6 3.2 4.8 6.4
Sideoats grama 191,000 2.3 4.7 6.8 9.1
Blue grama 825,000 0.53 1.1 1.6 2.1
reed canarygrass 553,000 0.79 1.6 2.4 3.2
Introduced grasses
Tall wheatgrass 79,000 5.5 11.0 16.5 22.1
Intermediate wheatgrass 88,000 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0
Smooth bromegrass 136,000 3.2 6.4 9.6 12.8
Legumes
Alfalfa 200,000 2.2 4.4 6.5 8.7
Sweetclover 260,000 1.7 3.4 5.0 6.7


* Stefferud(1948).

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