Real World Wildlife Switchgrass

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    Austin Flo New Member

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    What kind of success have you had with RWWP Switchgrass? Or is the safe bet Cave-in-Rock
     
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    Rwwp is switch grass there are many sub spiecies of cave in rock they have just tested them all to find the best of the best i guess . any cave in rock switch will work good!! Is it worth the xtra cost per lb to have real world. Seed for maybe couple xtra inches of height ? Up to you ! Guess it would depend on the amount of acres your putting in !!

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    What variety is it?
     
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    I wanted to do a comparison on two different farms cir and real world side by side , but they were out of seed this spring and early summer I went with cir from osenbaugh
     
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    I have had very good luck with the rwwp bedding in a bag mix and also have some first year switch coming on now that i from seeded late winter. This is the second growing season for the BIB and its CRAZY good. Thicker and taller than anybother natives ive ever seen.



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    I've heard great things, was really disappointed I couldn't get my hands on some, however both pieces came up very good , I think the nonstop rain helped germination
     
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    Go over dbltree switchgrass thread. Above could be fantastic, but I KNOW the Dbltree plantings will be great. Which will usually be cave in rock with some Kanlow. Could likely be what’s in above but I’m not 100% sure. CIR & smaller ration of Kanlow in most situations can’t be beat.
     
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    My cave in rock is 6-7 feet tall. I don't see any reason to want it any taller. If it can't hide in there, it's not a deer.
     
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    How many acres of the CIR do you have Brad?
     
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    Around 20 in cave in rock.
     
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    The big thing that RWWP pushes is the standability after heavy snow. Last years stand wasnt mature enough to make an accurate assessment but should be able to have a goot take on it this year


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    That’s likely the cave in rock component. my guess. Cave in rock & few other switchgrasses are perfect for not falling over. That’s switchgrass vs other natives in general- switch stays up better than any other grass with snow. Can’t go wrong with cave in rock, sunburst, Kanlow & few other types of switch. Minor differences between them but all switch will prefer better quality soil. Kanlow is maybe best adapted to wetter soil & the tallest of all, but it’s a bit spindlier. Dbltree thread has it all!
    https://www.iowawhitetail.com/forum/threads/switchgrass.13575/
     
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    I have CIR/ Kanlow from Osenbaughs still standing every Spring.... Some Stands going on 7-8 years ..
     
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    Holy details. Will be looking into this more


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    How expensive is this per acre? I'm looking to frost seed as soon as my beans are taken out
     
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    About $100/a. 8#/acre seed rate.
     
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    I agree 8-10LBS acre always did me good..
     

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