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Old 08-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 473

I have 35 acres planted in native prairie, It sure is beatiful but it takes time and effort, Seed is very expensive (about$700 an acre) unless you can get it from someone like US fish and wildlife which is where I got mine. First you have to kill off all the grass with round-up (twice) then get a no-till prairie planter has to be a prairie planteras forbs are very hairy and will plug up other planters. When it or weeds start to grow cut back to 6" keep at it, next spring burn the field and let it grow again keep cut. following spring burn again and let it grow. you should start to see some forbs. its a lot of work but once established will last for 20 years or longer. All wild game love it. PM me if you want specific info. Good luck
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