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Forestburg Switchgrass

Forestburg Switchgrass is a shorter growing switchgrass variety that will grow 3-4 feet tall. Forestburg is often used as a component in waterways and native grass restoration programs, producing native praires like the ones which once dominated central and eastern United States. Forestburg is a popular variety for bird game enthusiasts as a food source, blind and nesting for birds and other wildlife.

Switchgrass, a native perennial, warm-season, sod-forming grass reproduces from underground stems as well as from seeds. Switchgrass is well adapted to low lying areas and is very drought tolerant and can grow in a wide range of conditions.

Establishment

Plant 1/4″ deep.

Management

Native grasses are slow establishing and weed control is vital during stand development. When grazing or cutting, do not graze Indiangrass under 8 inch heighth and do not cut/graze until it is at least 16 inches tall. Do not graze it below 8 inches. A rest before frost is a good idea to give the plant time to store carbohydrates in the stems and crowns. If cutting for hay cut the 1st crop early while it is still leafy and before it heads out.

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