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Caucasian Bluestem (Bothricloa caucasica)

Plant Characteristics: Perennial with fine stems and very leafy. Seed is characterized by a pink open panicle.

Establishment: Drought tolerant and adapted to the northwestern part of the state. Well-adapted to loam and clay soils. Caucasian bigbluestem can be planted in May at a rate of 2 to 3 lb/ac.


Grazing/Hay Management: It could be used for hay or pasture production. Forage production occurs from late May to August and yields range from to tons/ac. Heavy stocking rate is recommended in early summer when forage quality is high.

Forage Quality:

Varieties/Cultivars: Gordo, King Ranch, Kleberg, Medio, T-587.

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