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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.

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Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)
dess@haystackmtn.com

Dryland Pasture Seed Mix

Dryland Pasture Seed Mix is designed for farm, ranch and range where no irrigation is present. It grows well on the annual precipitation available in most areas of the United States excluding areas with very arid climates like to Sonoran and Mojave desert. 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 dryland pasture mix 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. Can be fall and winter 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 Mix is also effective for disturbed sites, restoration and weed control. Competes 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″. Prepare the soil 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.

Dryland pasture mix can be sown any time of year if your seeding is kept wet, especially during germination and establishment stages. If you are supplementing annual precipitation and your water is scarce or comes at specific times of year, the best planting time is late fall (September-October). Seed will lay dormant until spring in late fall planting scenarios. 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. For more details click the “additional information” tab above.

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 include:

This product has been a best seller for over 30 years!
Comes standard in our Old Tyme Cotton bags!

*Refer to the analysis tags for actual percentages and mixture ingredients.

Growth Height:

Max Sowing Depth:

Minimum Precipitation:

Sowing / Planting Rate

16 lbs. per acre if drilled. Do not drill deeper than 1/4"
20lbs. per acre if broadcast

Best Sowing Time:

Fall = Best
Spring = Good, when conditions permit
Can be sown any time of year provided the seedbed remains wet, especially during germination

Seed Count

Approx. 145,000. Variable, depends heavily upon mix ratios

Native or Introduced:

Plant Lifespan:

Sun & Shade Tolerance:

Full Sun , shade OK

1 review for Dryland Pasture Seed Mix

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    ranchhouse (verified owner)

    This is the 3rd year planting the Dryland Pasture Seed Mix. I am located at 5000 ft elevation in Arizona. It has been trial and error here with my soil, but this has been the best year so far. I had a soil test done the second year and it has made a big difference in my results. Very happy with the Dryland Pasture Seed Mix.

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