Seed mixture selection and other information for various construction site stabilization periods
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Seed/Mixture Name and Planting Season MnDOT Mixture # Common Name Scientific Name Rate (lb/acre) % of Mix (by weight)
Oats One Year Cover Crop May 1 – August 1 21-111 Oats Avena sativa 100.00 100.00
Total 100.00 100.00
Winter Wheat One Year Cover Crop August 1 – October 1 21-112 Winter Wheat Triticum aestivum 100.00 100.00
Total 100.00 100.00
Soil Building One Year Cover Crop May 1 – August 1 21-113 Field Pea Pisum sativum 50.00 45.46
Oats Avena sativa 60.00 54.54
Total 110.00 100.00
One to Two Year Stabilization April 1 – July 20 July 20 – October 20 22-111 Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus 9.00 29.50
Perennial Ryegrass Lolium perenne 4.50 14.76
Alfalfa Medicago sativa 8.50 27.86
Red Clover Trifolium pratense 8.50 27.88
Total 30.50 100.00
Two to Five Year Stabilization April 1 – July 20 July 20 – October 20 22-112 Perennial Ryegrass Lolium perenne 13.50 33.75
Smooth Brome Bromus inermis 6.00 14.99
Slender Wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus 2.00 5.01
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii 0.50 1.25
Alfalfa Medicago sativa 8.50 21.25
Red Clover Trifolium pratense 5.50 13.74
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum 3.50 8.75
American Vetch Vicia americana 0.50 1.26
Total 40.00 100.00

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