Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627
Give us a call at 435-283-1411
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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 very arid climates like the Sonoran and Mojave desert. It will grow on a minimum of 10″ annual precipitation. If some sprinkler or flood irrigation is present or annual precipitation averages 11-13 inches, yield will improve. We have selected dryland pasture mix species that persist in droughty conditions and still provide quality 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 and erosion 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 correct and careful 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 site to site and will depend upon your equipment and size of your planting area.
Dryland pasture mix can be sown any time of year if your seeding is kept wet, especially during germination and establishment. If you are lightly 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.
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.
We are frequently asked if this product is suitable for lawn or turf in yards and outlying areas. We don’t recommend it as turf – the bunch grasses make it difficult (but not impossible) to mow, the species are not fine stemmed and the plants are generally too tall once establishes. Dryland pasture seed mix is a good choice for outlying areas that are not heavily traveled, or where coverage is desired over bare ground, where little mowing will occur, or for weed control.
|Max Sowing Depth:|
|Sowing / Planting Rate||
16 lbs. per acre if drilled. Do not drill deeper than 1/4"
|Best Sowing Time:||
Fall = Best
Approx. 145,000. Variable, depends heavily upon mix ratios
|Native or Introduced:|
|Sun & Shade Tolerance:||
Full Sun , shade OK