TYPE: Annual forb
HEIGHT: 3 feet
HABITAT: Pastures, roadsides, ditch banks
SEEDING RATE: Plant 8-12 lbs per acre
This is a native annual forb that grows like a weed and produces millions of tiny hard seeds. When flooded in the fall, puddle ducks love these. It is a good reseeder and will volunteer year after year. Smartweed and wild millet are good companion species to be mixed with it when planting.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here.) In the spring, drill 4-6 lbs per acre 1/4" to 1/2" or spin spread 6-8 lbs per acre and lightly harrow either way. Roll if possible. Apply 100 lbs of 16-16-16 and 100 lbs of 46-0-0 of fertilizer.