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Coastal Panic Grass (Panicum amarum Elliott)

New/untested species, not yet recommended for some or all applications.

Characteristics

  • Seeds/pound: 325,000
  • Seeding rate: 10 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring
  • Prefers soil pH of 5 to 7.6.
  • Warm-season bunch grass with deep root system
  • Relative of switchgrass

Advantages

  • Very high yield potential
  • Good for soil conservation/wildlife uses
  • Very high potential for biomass uses
  • High drought tolerance

Concerns

  • unacceptably low forage quality
  • prefers sandy or well-drained soils
  • intolerant of poorly-drained soils
  • slow to establish

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