seeding native grasses
Alan Furchtenicht (FURCHT@macc.wisc.edu)
Fri, 04 Feb 94 15:14 CDT
From: IN%"johnread@lamar.ColoState.EDU" ""
Subject: Re: native grasses (fwd)
Dear Dr. Fisher:
The following are names and phone numbers of persons in USDA-ARS who may be
----- Gerald E. Schuman, Cheyenne Wyoming Phone: 307-772-2433.
Gerry is Research Leader and has used a Truax type grain drill. I
don't think his work has been with fluffy seed, however.
----- Chester L. Dewald, Woodward, OK 405-256-7449
Chet is a Scientist who has worked with Yellow/Caucasian Bluestem, most
notably on methods to remove the fluffy seed coats in order to improve
seeding practices on the range.
Glad to be of assistance. I hope these folks can help.
>Does anyone have experience with either a Truax
>or Great Plains no till drill for planting the
>native (fuzzy seeded) grasses. Grasses such as
>Indiangrass, Yellow Bluestem, Caucasian Bluestem
>etc. We are interested in the planters made by
>these companies but would like to hear from
>someone who has actually used on of their drills
>if possible. Our soils are heavy red clay with
>quartz (quartz gravel in the good soils and big
>quartz boulders in the poor soils).
> Dwight S. Fisher
> USDA-ARS Phone 919 515 7597
> Crop Science Dept. FAX 919 515 7959
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> North Carolina State Univ.
> Raleigh, NC 27695
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