Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Questions? Gives us a call at 435.283.1411 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

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Scientific Name: Fagopyrum esculentum


Buckwheat seed is widely grown as a grain forage crop, bee pasture, and soil improving cover crop. It is a warm season grain with a rapid and dense growth. Often used in rotation with vegetables.

Buckwheat is often grown to attract beneficial insects and as pasture for honey bees.

Planting Instructions:

Seeding rate:

50-60 lb./acre drilled
96 lbs/acre  broadcast

Planting Depth:

1/2 – 1 inch

Avg. 14,800 seeds/lb.

Performs well on low fertility soil but not droughty or excessively wet soils. Sow in late May through July and till in about a month later, when flowering has begun. For grain harvest, sow 3 months before fall frost. Harvest after killing frost.

cover crop guide

Not sure what cover crop is best for your land? Click to view our Cover Crop Guide.