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)

Western Foothills Saline & Sodic Soils Seed Mix was designed for the sagebrush steppe, foothills, plains and valleys of the Intermountain West. The west, and especially the Great Basin province, have comparatively high salt and pH levels, and the species in this mix are all proven performers. For additional information see our Saline & Sodic Soils page here.

This mix is excellent for badlands, arroyos, foothills, open rangelands where cover and feed are desired in less than ideal soil conditions. All species are good for grazing, and the shrubs species are all proven for winter browse. This is an excellent mix for erosion control and reclamation of disturbed areas. The grasses will fill in immediately, the shrubs will establish over time.

This product is on sale because it was a special order mix for a large scale reclamation project. The acres were cut back part way through the project and seed was left over.

The mix is made up of:

Percent in MixSpeciesScientific Name
28.85%Alkali SacatonSporobolis airoides
14.00%Gardner SaltbrushAtriplex gardneri
13.00%Western WheatgrassPascopyrum smithii
13.00%Indian RicegrassOryzopsis hymenoides
11.00%Bottlebrush SquirreltailElymus elymoides
10.00%Fourwing SaltbrushAtrilex canescens
10.00%Slender WheatgrassElymus trachycaulus
00.15%Wyoming Big SagebrushArtemesia tridentata wyomingensis


Application methods and rates:

This mix can be broadcast or drilled. If the broadcast method is used, scarify or “break-up” the soil surface to ensure a good seed bed. This can be done with something as simple as a hard tooth rake. Any method will work as long as the surface crust is broken. Seed can be broadcast by hand. A small fertilizer spreader also works well.

If a drill is used, plant NO DEEPER THAN .25″. Germination failure will likely occur if seeds are sown deeper than .25″.

Chances of a successful establishment can be increased if the site is rolled or “packed” after the seed is sown, but it is not required.

Broadcast method:  20 pounds per acre
Drill method: 15 pounds per acre

This product has a 10 pound minimum order quantity.


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