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IndiangrassSorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash

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Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

High

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Growth Habit:

Sod, Rhizomatous.

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Cool or Warm Season:

Warm

Use and Comments:

High-yielding, warm season pasture and hay.

Distribution in U.S.

Great Plains and Midwest.

Height:

4-8 feet.

Round.

Leaves:

Claw-like ligule; upright.

Inflorescence:

Plumelike, golden panicle.


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Soil
Drainage:

Moderately Well Drained

Fertility:

Low-Medium

pH:

5.4-6.2

 
 
Seed
Color:

Bare seed and spikelet reddish-brown.

Shape:

Caryopsis a pointed column; spikelet keel-shaped with two rachillas attached.

Other Characteristics:

Lemma awned.

Pounds Per Bushel:

8 Bearded, 25 Debearded

Seeds Per Pound:

175,000

Seeding Rate:

8-10 pounds PLS per acre.

Seeding Date (Indiana):

Apr 15-May 30

Emergence Time (Days):

28

Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):

60-85

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For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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