Dryland Pasture Seed Mix is designed for farm, ranch and range where no irrigation is present. It will grow on annual precipitation in most areas of the Great Basin, Snake River Basin and arid areas of the Western United States. It will survive on a minimum of 10″ annual rainfall. If some sprinkler or flood irrigation is present, or annual precipitation is 11-13″, yield will improved. We have selected species that persist and perform well in drought and provide good forage.
Our Dryland Pasture Mix provides excellent forage. In areas of 12+ inches of annual precipitation it can usually be cut and bailed once. In the fall and winter it can be used grazed as pasture, making it an excellent dual-purpose product. It is adaptable, efficient and multi-purpose.
Dryland Pasture Seed Mix is also effective for disturbed sites, restoration and weed control. It will compete well with weeds, especially when it is sown in late summer or fall, giving it the upper hand against weedy spring annuals.
Best results are achieved when drilled, but broadcasting is the most common method of planting. When drilled, care should be taken to plant no deeper than .25″. Soil is best prepared with some form of light disturbance such as a spike-tooth harrow. Methods will vary from sit to site and will depend upon your equipment. The best planting time is late fall (September-October) when seed will lay dormant until spring. Early spring planting is also successful if favorable conditions permit. As with all of our grass mixes, plant no deeper than 1/4″
Seeding Rate for Dryland Pasture Seed Mix: 16 lbs./acre drilled (1/4″ maximum depth) 20 lbs./acre broadcast. Refer to the analysis tag on each bag for planting instructions and additional helpful information.
Our Dryland Pasture Seed Mix contains the following species*:
We can modify any of our mixes to your liking and blend a custom mix for you. Give us a call at 435.283.1411. Other recommended dryland pasture species might be:
- Intermediate Wheatgrass
- Pubescent Wheatgrass
- Western Wheatgrass
- Russian Wildrye
- Hercules Tall Wheatgrass
- Siberian Wheatgrass
- Slender Wheatgrass
- AC Saltlander Green Wheatgrass
This product has been a best seller for over 30 years and is still selling strong! This product comes standard in our Old Tyme Cotton bags!