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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Seed production and processing
Year: 1986
Author(s): Vassar, W.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Four State Grassland Management Workshop: Warm Season Grasses: Facts and Fantasty
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 79-83
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Interest in native warm-season grass seed production by the farmer has been cyclical since the late 40s. During the great plains soil bank area, demand and/or prices were relatively high, however, most seed was harvested from existing native prairie stands. Yields (both bulk and PLS) were at times very low but vast acreages were harvested and sold by the train car load. During the 1950s, native combine run side-oats grama seed sold for $2.00 per bulk pound which equated to abut $12.00 per PLS pound or $20.00 plus per PLS in 1986.
Editor(s): B. Anderson