Eastern Gamagrass

Species: Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides L.)
Cultivars: Eastern (PMK 24)
Origin: North America
Use: Hay, grazing.
Description:
General:
Life Span:
4-6 feet tall, bunchgrass.
Perennial
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
6.0-7.5
Sandy-loam.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
10 lb/A
March-May
0.25-.75 inch
$75-80/A; $8/lb
May-October
5000-10000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Responsive to nitrogen fertilizer and moisture.
  • Must be rotationally grazed (very palatable).
  • Seed quality is low and is difficult to establish.
  • Highly palatable.

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