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WILDFIRES & DISASTERS
  • FIRE DANGER: LOST PINES SEED MIXES

    Lost Pines Temporary Cover Mix

    To quickly establish ground cover and help stabilize soil, a temporary cover seed is needed. The new growth will also benefit wildlife. Temporary cover seed should be applied using a broadcast method between Sept. and Dec.
     
    Species recommended by the Lost Pines Recovery Team include: 

     

    • Elbon rye 
    • Beardless wheat
    • Combination of Elbon rye and Beardless wheat
    • Annual ryegrass should only be used in urban areas, e.g., residential lawns

    Lost Pines Restoration Mix

    A combination of native grass and forb species should be used in areas where natural vegetative regeneration is compromised, i.e., severely and moderately burned landscapes. The optimum planting window for long-term restoration seed is Feb. through May.


    Species mix recommended by the Lost Pines Recovery Team:

             Little bluestem 50%

             Indiangrass 10%

             Purpletop 5%

             Blackwell switchgrass 5%

             Green sprangletop 20%
        
             Partridge pea 2.5%

             Illinois bundleflower 5%

             Maximillian sunflower 2.5%

     

    Percentages indicate the percent of total mix. 

     

     


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