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)

This mix was designed for the sagebrush steppe, foothills, plains and valleys of the Intermountain West but is widely adapted to many environments in the Midwest and Western USA. It should excel in most range and pasture settings. This mix is excellent for badlands, arroyos, foothills, open rangelands where cover and feed are desired in less than ideal soil conditions. 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 improe. We have selected dryland pasture mix species that persist and perform well in drought and provide good forage.All species are good for grazing. This is an excellent mix for erosion control and reclamation of disturbed areas, but will also make excellent forage for livestock. If water is available, this mix can be cut and bailed. It is an excellent dual-purpose product that can be cut or grazed.

This 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.

Custom 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.

This mix is on sale because it was a custom mix for a client who’s project lost funding. It is in house and ready to ship ASAP. If you are interested in pallet quantities please call 435.283.4400


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