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Commodities: Field Crops: Forages

Georgia Forages: Indiangrass

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


Though very different in appearance, indiangrass shares many of the characteristics of big bluestem. It is very stemmy, tall growing, excellent for wildlife habitat, low yielding, late maturing, and tolerant of drought and poor growing conditions. Indiangrass, however, is relatively easy to establish and is much more vigorous and competitive.