Caucasian Bluestem (Bothricloa caucasica)
Plant Characteristics: Perennial with fine stems and very leafy. Seed is characterized by a pink open panicle.
Establishment: Drought tolerant and adapted to the northwestern part of the state. Well-adapted to loam and clay soils. Caucasian bigbluestem can be planted in May at a rate of 2 to 3 lb/ac.
Grazing/Hay Management: It could be used for hay or pasture production. Forage production occurs from late May to August and yields range from to tons/ac. Heavy stocking rate is recommended in early summer when forage quality is high.
Varieties/Cultivars: Gordo, King Ranch, Kleberg, Medio, T-587.