For zones with 10-13″ annual precipitation.
For zones with 14+ inches annual precipitation see:
Dryland Pasture Seed Mix is designed for farm, ranch and range where no irrigation is present. It grows on annual precipitation in most areas of the United States. It will grow on a minimum of 10″ annual rainfall. If some sprinkler or flood irrigation is present or annual precipitation averages 11-13 inches, yield will improved. We have selected species that persist and perform well in drought and provide good forage.
Dryland Pasture Mix provides excellent forage. In areas of 12+ inches of annual precipitation it has been and bailed at least once annually. In the fall and winter it can be grazed as pasture. It is an excellent dual-purpose product adapted to a wide range of dryland ecosystems. It is 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.
You will achieve best results by drill seeding, but broadcast seeding is the most common method. Take care 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!