Alkar Tall Wheatgrass

Alkar Tall Wheatgrass is a non-native, late maturing, cool-season grass adaptable to the Northern Great Plains and Intermountain West.

Best Use: Often used in conservation seedings and wildlife plantings, but can also be used for pasture, hay, or silage. Can produce over 7 tons dry biomass/acre. Less palatable than other species, but livestock can make use of it.  Can be planted alone or in mixtures.

Adaptation:  Adaptable to the Northern Great Plains and Intermountain West. Prefers deep soils that are either seasonally wet or irrigated. On dryland, it requires 12-14 inches of annual rainfall. Tolerant of saline-sodic and alkaline soils

Management: Do not graze during the establishment year.  For stand persistence, maintain 8” stubble height and do not overgraze.

Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15.

Seeding: ¾” to 1” deep. 8-10lbs/acre on upland seedings.  15lbs/acre on saline sites.

USDA Alkar Tall Wheatgrass