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Download the Defensible Space Guidelines fact sheet for Lander County
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Download the Homeowner’s Annual Checklist fact sheet for Lander County
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Download the Russian Knapweed info sheet for Lander County
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Seeding Rate
|Broadcast Application||Drill Application|
|’Vavilov’ Siberian Wheatgrass||Agropyron fragile spp. sibericum||5.0||3.0|
|’Sodar’ Streambank Wheatgrass||Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus||4.0||2.0|
|’Immigrant’ Forage Kochia||Kochia prostrata||2.0**|
|Indian Ricegrass||Achnatherum hymenoides||3.0||1.5|
|Bottlebrush Squirreltail||Elymus elymoides||1.5||1.0|
|TOTAL PLS POUNDS PER ACRE||15.5||7.5|
**Kochia prostrata should always be broadcast seeded on the soil surface.
This seed mixture is for treating all disturbed areas and areas cleared for fuel reduction purposes. Seeding application rates are specified on a “pure live seed” (PLS) basis. All seeds should be thoroughly mixed and seeded together at the same time. Drill seeding is recommended where feasible. Drill rows should be spaced as far as12 inches apart and seed should be planted at a depth of 1/2 inch. Broadcast seeding is recommended for rocky, steep, or small treatment areas. The seed can be broadcast using hand held seeders such as a “Whirlybird” or a broadcast seeder mounted on an ATV. Continually mix the seed while seeding to equally distribute the small seeds throughout the mix. Following the broadcast seed application, seeded areas should be lightly raked to assure seed placement at an average depth of 1/2 inch. This can be done with hand held rakes, or by pulling a drag or piece of chain link fence behind a truck or ATV in areas that are less rocky.
Use of a pre-emergent herbicide prior to seeding may be advisable in areas where cheatgrass is an apparent problem.
These guidelines are provided as overall recommendations. However, site-specific evaluation of the treatment areas by a specialist from a land management agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will provide even greater assurance for success.