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Commodities: Field Crops: Forages

Georgia Forages: Little Bluestem

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


Little bluestem is less productive than the other NWS grasses but performs well on marginal soils. It provides excellent habitat for quail and other grassland birds. Though it is easier to manage for hay, low yields prevent it from being recommended as a forage crop in Georgia.