Eastern Gamagrass

Another NWS bunchgrass, eastern gamagrass forms large, circular clumps as stands age. Unfortunately, these large clumps make hay production very difficult. Yields are often not as high as switchgrass or other warm season perennial grasses. One advantage of eastern gamagrass is that its seeds can be more easily planted. In fact, a corn planter is often used to establish eastern gamagrass. Eastern gamagrass also has the advantage of providing more late fall and early spring growth than most other perennial pasture grasses.

Dr. Dennis Hancock
Forage Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences Dept.