Grasses

PLAINSMAN TALL WHEATGRASS

#2590 | THINOPYRUM PONTICUM

Summary

Plainsman Tall Wheatgrass is a cool season perennial grass developed for improved persistence under heavy grazing and its higher forage yields, especially in the fall and spring during typical forage gaps. Developed from Jose Tall Wheatgrass, studies show Plainsman produces 75% greater stands under heavy grazing.

 

Information provided by Plainsman breeder, Mike Trammell. Read the full article here

https://hayandforage.com/article-2511-improving-fall-yield-in-tall-wheatgrass.html

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Plant Characteristics

Height
36" - 60"
Bloom Period
Mid-Summer
Leaf Color
Blue-Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Bunch-Type
Sun Requirement
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Plant Information

Planting Season
Late-Summer - Early-Fall
Plant Depth
0.5" - 0.75"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
50° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
75,000
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
THINOPYRUM
Species
THINOPYRUM PONTICUM

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 10-15 LBS PLS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

How to Use & Apply

Tall wheatgrass should be clean-tilled or no-tilled into a firm, weed-free seed bed.

Applications

Forage & Grazing

Plainsman Tall Wheatgrass is primarily used in areas of heavy grazing, especially in the spring and fall when other forages are in a “gap”. It increases fall forage when leaves are not as coarse which is highly desirable to grazing livestock.

Pasture & Range

Plainsman Tall Wheatgrass is primarily used in areas of heavy grazing, especially in the spring and fall when other forages are in a “gap”. It increases fall forage when leaves are not as coarse which is highly desirable to grazing livestock.

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

Plainsman Tall Wheatgrass is beneficial in controlling soil erosion and water runoff, limiting water evaporation during the summer, and boosting soil health.

Wildlife

Plainsman Tall Wheatgrass offers excellent cover and protection for wildlife.

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