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Big Sacaton

Big Sacaton

(Sporobolus wrightii)
Plant Type: 
Grasses
Big sacaton is a warm season grass that forms dense clumps. It is a coarse, upright bunch grass that can grow from 3-8’. Big sacaton is primarily adapted to heavier textured soils in areas west of the Piney woods. Big sacaton is tolerant of highly alkaline and saline soil. It can tolerate poorly drained soils and seasonally flooded areas. It is also adapted to dry, rocky draws of West Texas. Big sacaton may be used in pure stands or as part of a rangeland seeding mix for the highly alkaline soils of western Texas. It is useful for revegetating saline soils throughout south and west Texas. It performs well as a grass hedge terrace or windstrip for erosion control. It helps stabilize watershed structures, stream banks and flood plain areas. It is also useful for wildlife cover. Seedbed preparation should begin well in advance of planting. Planting can be scheduled for early spring or where there are minimal cool season weeds, it can also be planted in the fall. Establish a clean, weed-free seedbed by either tillage or herbicides. The seed can be drilled or broadcast. Plants can also be grown in small paper containers and then transplanted for establishment of grass hedges and wind barriers. Falfurrias is a South Texas release that is now available for planting.
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