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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Great Plains Pasture Mix

Our Great Plains Pasture Mix is made of highly palatable, top of the line forage grasses. It is excellent for cattle but will also serve well as a horse pasture mix or for other forms of livestock. It will produce high yields with limited moisture. Great Plains Pasture Mix is very hardy. It is tolerant of heavy snow and cold winters and hot summers.


Great Plains Pasture Mix will grown in most Great Plains areas on annual rainfall and precipitation. Its is best used on lights soils on rolling hills. Supplemental watering will improve stand density, height and overall forage production.  This blend will grow best in the Dakotas, eastern Wyoming, eastern Colorado, eastern New Mexico, northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The percentages listed here are approximations. Please refer to the analysis tag on the bag for exact proportions. 

Application / Planting Rate:

20 lbs./acre drilled (1/4″ deep)
25 lbs./acre broadcast (1/4″ deep)

The best planting time is late fall (September-October) when seed will lay dormant until spring. Early spring planting is also sucessful if conditions permit. Summer plantings are successful in the Great Plains if sown before summer monsoons/rainfall.

Best results are obtained when drilled, but broadcasting is the most common method of planting. For best results prepare the soil with some sort of light disturbance such as a harrow. Preparation will vary from sit to site and will depend upon your equipment.

Correct planting depth is crucial to success. Planting too deep may result in failure. Plant no deeper than 1/4″