RC Tecumseh is a new early season variety of upland switchgrass developed from Summer switchgrass (originating in Eastern Nebraska). The main advantages of RC Tecumseh is it has excellent yield potential for an early maturing switchgrass and has good tolerance of drought stress. It has low lodging potential, excellent winter hardiness and persistence. RC Tecumseh was genetically improved for upright growth and increased height. It is an early maturing variety, approximately 10 days earlier than Cave-in-rock. RC Tecumseh was selected for reduced seed dormancy and increased seedling vigor. It is well suited for late summer harvest when it reaches physiological maturity. It has a wide regional adaptation to the Great Plains and is an excellent choice for low fertility soils in the Midwest prone to summer drought stress. It is well suited for forage, biomass, soil conservation and wildlife habitat applications. A great choice for sandy soils.
Seeding rate is 8-10 pounds per acre broadcast for screening, 7-8 pounds per acre drilled for screening.
Bedding areas can be 6-7 pounds broadcast and 5-6 pounds drilled. The final design of a bedding are will determine the pounds per acre need
$81.95 per 5 pound bag