August 2010 Sowing

This picture was taken in late November of 13000 Purple Needle Grass plugs. These plants were sown in mid August and will be planted near the beginning of 2011. 6400 of these plugs were of seed stock collected on SMI property while the other 7000 were from a purchased seed source. The native seed were much larger and darker and had a high germination rate. A comparative study between the survivability of these two seed stocks should be conducted. We did have some loss due to rodents and failed irrigation. Maybe about 35% loss.

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