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)

Pasture Buster

Pasture Buster is our most economical pasture mix and includes proven varieties:

SpeciesScientific Name
Albion Perennial RyegrassLolium perenne
Italian Ryegrass
Lolium perenne multiflorum
Extend OrchardgrassDactylis glomerata
Cache Meadow BromeBromus biebersteinii
Paiute OrchardgrassDactylis glomerata
Intermediate WheatgrassThinopyrum intermedium
Slender WheatgrassLemus trachycaulus
Annual RyegrassLolium rigidum


Every species selected for this mix are top selling item at Great Basin Seed. You can plant Pasture Buster as a stand alone crop for  hay (cutting) or for pasture (grazing). Among many other uses, it is very effective at driving out weeds. It’s also economical.

Pasture Buster Seed Mix Performance:

Pasture Buster will perform best under sprinkler irrigation, but it can be flood irrigated once the seedlings have matured. It will survive on a minimum of 16″ annual rainfall if no irrigation is present. Livestock can be turned in for pasture or it can be cut for hay. For arid situations consider out Dryland Pasture Mix.

Sowing Recommendations:

If your seeding is kept wet, especially during germination and establishment stages, Pasture Buster can be sown any time of year. 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.

Best results are obtained when drilled lightly (no more that .25″), but broadcasting is the most common method of planting. The soil is best prepared 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 will likely result in failure – Plant no deeper than 1/4″

Planting Rate:
16 lbs./acre drilled (1/4″ deep)
20 lbs./acre broadcast (1/4″ deep)

This product is packaged in our Old Tyme cloth bags!

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