Conservation-Native Warm Season Grass-EQUIP / CRP

  1. Warm season perennial grasses include Switchgrass, Big bluestem, Little bluestem, Indiangrass, Eastern Gama grass, and Side oats grama.
  2. Do not apply nitrogen fertilizer at seeding. Warm season perennial grasses are slow starters and nitrogen will stimulate weed competition.
  3. Beginning in the spring following establishment, apply 60 pounds of nitrogen per acre when grass begins growth in May and then again in July if additional growth is desired. No nitrogen is needed for minimal growth.