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planting little bluestem in the northwest

Posted by frank0976 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 24, 06 at 23:32

I am planting on a hill ,about 100ft by 130ft.Would appreciate any advice about planting times,care ,ect.


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RE: planting little bluestem in the northwest

I have no experience with seeding on a slope, but I direct sowed my LBS in November 2003 around Thanksgiving and the first snow fall. I had good germination the first summer and even more germination the next.

Vera


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RE: planting little bluestem in the northwest

depending on the hill slope, there are a few techniques that i use.

planting into the first snow of the year is a great choice.
not putting so much seed at the bottom and more at the top and letting gravity work.
i dont move soil on slopes. killing with roundup and then planting directly into the duff is definately the way to go.
and dont be suprised that u will be seeding this a few times over the years, filling in where gravity has taken away.
u have roughly 13000 sq ft.
depending on how dense u want the LBS, i would seed it at 5-10lbs/acre for nuthing but LBS. that means about 2-3 lbs over the course of 2-3 years would be more than enough.

im sure i will be looked down on when i say this but...
a deep stand of LBS could be managed with fire in the fall and 2-4D for broadleaf management until the stand is strong enough on its own.

froggy


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RE: planting little bluestem in the northwest

I got my eye on you Froggy LOL!!

Vera


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RE: planting little bluestem in the northwest

Just a Q...As much as I love LBS, is it NATIVE to your region? and Does it make a difference? What about your local genotype grasses? Best regards.


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