Western Foothills Saline & Sodic Soils Seed Mix

  • Ideal for Western Foothills
  • Suited to elevations 2,500′ – 6,000′
  • Tolerates pH and sodic/salty soils
  • Competes with weeds
  • Excellent for erosion control
  • Provides great winter forage and browse

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Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

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Map of Western Badlands Distribution Area
Western Badlands Distribution Area

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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 high salt and pH levels compared to the coastal areas. The species in this mix are all proven performers in the high deserts, badlands and low fertility areas of the west. 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.

The mix is made up of:

Percent in MixSpeciesScientific Name
15.00%Gardner SaltbrushAtriplex gardneri
15.00%Fourwing SaltbrushAtrilex canescens
10.00%Shadscale SaltbrushAtriplex confertifolia
10.00%Rush Intermediate WheatgrassThinopyrum intermedium
10.00%Slender WheatgrassElymus trachycaulus
10.00%Hycrest Crested WheatgrassAgropyron cristatum
10.00%Bandito II Intermediate RyegrassLolium hybridum
7.5.00%Western WheatgrassPascopyrum smithii
7.50%Indian RicegrassOryzopsis hymenoides
2.50%Bottlebrush SquirreltailElymus elymoides
2.50%Alkali SacatonSporobolis airoides

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

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Right: Company founder Lloyd and his wife Paula Stevens in a wildflower seed production field circa 1977

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