Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) is a medium-sized grass that ranges from three to seven feet in height. It frequently grows in clumps, but it may also be found growing as a single stalk. The stem is hollow but stiff and upright. The leaves are blue-green in color and flat. They may grow anywhere from 2…… Continue reading Indian Grass
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
Side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) takes its name from its peculiar inflorescence. It grows a stalk varying in length from 3 to 16 inches and tending to zigzag. Somewhere between 12 and 60 very short branches grow from this stalk, dangling to one side. Each branch has three to eight spikelets resembling oat seeds, especially as…… Continue reading Side-Oats Grama
Vermicomposting is the process of creating compost with earthworms. Finished vermicompost looks like quality soil but is rich in microbes.
Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) is a tall bunchgrass species that ranges from four to eight feet in height. It forms clumps one to four feet across and connected with tough, knotty rhizomes. The roots extend as far as 20 feet below the surface of the ground. The plants are further anchored by corms—short, swollen stems…… Continue reading Eastern Gamagrass
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Is this common weed overrunning your field, pasture, or lawn? Good news—it’s relatively easy to manage.
Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here are…… Continue reading 11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.