Performance standards for local Great Basin native grasses, when your planting techniques are based on successful test plot outcomes, within two years from sowing should produce the following plant diameters: Blue bunch wheatgrass = 3 inches, Great Basin wild rye = 5 inches, Indian Ricegrass = 3-5 inches, Poa = 2 inches, Sitanion = 6 inches, Thurber's Stipa = 4 inches.
If your native grass diameters
are much less than these numbers after two years, start over
with new test plots, to invent the techniques necessary to
achieve these results.
Ecological restoration technologies and processes at http://www.ecoseeds.com/standards.html
Photos below, a successfully
restored grassland, cheatgrass-free.
Photos and text copyright © 1997, 2001 and 2010 by Craig C.Dremann - web page www.ecoseeds.com/greatbasin.html
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Updated March 10, 2011.