RC Big Rock Switchgrass

    Description

    RC Big Rock Switchgrass is a new late season variety of upland switchgrass developed from Cave-in-Rock. This is a native perennial warm season grass that is extremely productive, reaching 8 feet tall on the best soils of the Midwest. It also establishes faster than most native grasses because it has larger seeds with reduced dormancy and more seedling vigor. RC Big Rock can grow 2 ft tall in 2 months in the seeding year. This is a multi-purpose variety to be used for wildlife habitat, soil conservation, and forage throughout the greater Midwest where annual rainfall averages 30-50”.

    RC Big Rock Switchgrass

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      Seeding Rate: 10 lbs per acre.

        Description

        RC Big Rock Switchgrass is a new late season variety of upland switchgrass developed from Cave-in-Rock. This is a native perennial warm season grass that is extremely productive, reaching 8 feet tall on the best soils of the Midwest. It also establishes faster than most native grasses because it has larger seeds with reduced dormancy and more seedling vigor. RC Big Rock can grow 2 ft tall in 2 months in the seeding year. This is a multi-purpose variety to be used for wildlife habitat, soil conservation, and forage throughout the greater Midwest where annual rainfall averages 30-50”.
        When is the right time to plant?

        RC Big Rock Switchgrass has a minimum germination temp of 40 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential None
        Seeds/lb 200,000
        C/N at Maturity High
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Deep Fibrous
        Cold Kill -25 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 5-8 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity Perennial days
        Lasting Residue Excellent
        Palatability Good
        Hay Harvest Excellent
        Regrowth Very Good
        Deep Compaction Excellent
        Surface Compaction Excellent
        Weed Suppression Very Good
        Crimp Kill Difficult

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1/2"
        Min Germ Temp 40 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 10 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 12 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Excellent
        Drought Very Good
        Shade Fair
        Wet Soil Very Good
        Low Fertility Very Good
        Low pH Soil Excellent
        High pH Salinity Good
        High pH Calcareous Good

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