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Gamagrass Seed Company

The grass that exceeds all expectations

What is Eastern Gamagrass?

We are the premier dealer for Eastern Gamagrass in the United States. 

Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides (L.)L.) is a native, perennial, warm-season bunchgrass. This tall, robust grass has long been recognized as a highly productive forage grass of the eastern prairie with a photosynthetic rate that is among the highest reported in scientific literature for any species.

Why Eastern Gamagrass?

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This warm season bunchgrass can reach up to 8 feet tall. Common yield from three cuttings range from 7-8 tons per acre. 

High Tonnage
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Known for an earlier green up in the spring than other warm season grasses, it can see over 2 inches of growth per day after cutting!

Fast Regrowth
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Protein content rivals that of alfalfa at 11-15%!

High Protein Content
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Known as the ice cream grass because of livestock's preference for it. In fact, because of this preference, overgrazing has largely eliminated native stands. 

Quality Forage
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Gamagrass is native to the Eastern half of the US and as far west as sites in Colorado. It however can be grown all across the US, even in arid sites with some irrigation. 

Widely Adapted
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Gamagrass has one of the most stable growth habits and incredibly deep root system that is often utilized in riparian buffers. Its native habitat and robust growth make it a favorite for sustanable and regnerative agriculture systems. 

Sustainable and Diverse

Characteristics of Eastern Gamagrass

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Founded in 1987 by Dean and Deb Stevens and Bruce Zoeller. We are a family run business specializing in the sale of Eastern Gamagrass Seed. We are excited to share more about this impressive native grass and what it can do for your operation.

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