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Common Name: Crested Wheatgrass

Scientific Name: Agropyron cristatum

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:

~Range and Pasture
~Wildlife habitat improvement

Height: 1-2 feet

Root Type: Bunchgrass

Growing Season: Cool

Soil Types: Many/Best on well drained loamy soil


~Heavy grazing


Sun or Shade: Full sun to parital shade

Minimum Precipitation: 9-10 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 5-7 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 250,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inches



Crested Wheatgrass is a type of grass that belongs to the long-lived, drought, cold, and somewhat fire-tolerant, cool-season, vigorous bunchgrass category. This grass species is adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions and does well on a wide variety of soils, although it thrives best on well-drained loamy soils.
While Crested Wheatgrass has good palatability in spring and late fall, it becomes less during summer dormancy. This grass species is easily established, and its vigorous growth rate enables it to compete well with cheatgrass.
Crested Wheatgrass is a very important grass species for improving range, pasture, and wildlife habitat, as it is tolerant to close grazing. Its ability to thrive in harsh environments and its tolerance to grazing makes it a valuable asset to rangeland management. 



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Crested Wheatgrass


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