Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627
Questions? Give us a call at 435-283-1411
Soils high in salt and alkali (or basic soils) present challenging growing conditions. Basic soil conditions range from mildly alkaline, requiring little more that a variety selected for tolerance, to highly alkaline, nearing the point where very little will even survive in the conditions. Valley bottoms, “sump” areas, margins of marshy and/or damp areas and desert valleys and lowlands commonly present with these challenging soil situations. While these areas are challenging, Salt & Alkali Soils Pasture Mix that will return an investment and turn a useless plot into a stand that will produce something of value.
Our experience has taught us that the first step in determining which species to use on your plot is to pull a soil sample and send it to a certified soil laboratory. Soil labs will analyze the makeup of your soil and provide you with a chemical/mineral picture of your soil. It will includes information critical to the selection of appropriate plant species, soil preparation and conditioning methods and fertilizer/chemical recommendations. With that information you can select species that will survive in the pH conditions of your site.
We think you will appreciate the prompt, informative and courteous service from the folks at Stukenholtz Laboratory in Twin Falls, ID:
2924 Addison Avenue, E
PO Box 353
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0353
(208) 734-3050 -or- (800) 759-3050
Salt & Alkali Soils Seed Species
Contrary to popular belief there are actually numerous species available for planting in salt and alkali conditions. The enclosed table will give you an idea some of the species available to you:
This item has a minimum order quantity of 10 pounds. If you feel this mix does not suit your needs give us a call. We can custom mix to your specifications and we don’t charge additional mixing fees.
|Dryland Species||Tolerance||Min. Precip.|
|AC Saltlander Green Wheatgrass||Very High||12"|
|Alkali Sacaton||Very High||10"|
|Tall Wheatgrass||Very High||8"|
|Annual Rye Grain||Moderate||11"|