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2 pounds of pure live seed (PLS) per acre is recommended.
Setaria leucopila & Setaria vulpiseta
• Recommended for use in upland wildlife plantings and in rangeland seed mixes.
• Can be used in many types of conservation plantings, such as riparian buffers and filter strips.
• Has performed well at locations in the Rio Grande Plain, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, and Rolling Plains regions of Texas.
• Seeding should occur in early spring, or where there are few cool-season weeds, bristlegrass can be seeded in the fall.
• Bristlegrass can be seeded using a grass drill with a small seed box.
• There are approximately 368,100 to 567,500 seeds per pound of bristlegrass.
The Catarina blend of bristlegrass is a commercial blend of four bristlegrass collections from South Texas. One component is a plains bristlegrass [Setaria vulpiseta (Lam.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes] collected in Webb County, Texas. The other three components are streambed bristlegrass [Setaria leucopila (Scribn.& Merr.) K. Schum.] collected in Karnes, Bexar, and Willacy Counties, Texas.
The releases forming Catarina blend of bristlegrass were a cooperative release between the USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Program, South Texas Natives, and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Beeville. Both of these species of bristlegrass are native, perennial bunchgrasses. They produce seed from May to November. Their mature foliage height ranges from 1 to 4 feet tall.