Green Acres

Recommendations for Reestablishing Crested Wheatgrass

A long, cold, icy winter in 2017-2018 was very harmful to crested wheat grass. Although snow amounts were record-setting in some locations around the state, crested wheatgrass died in areas where wind kept areas free of snow cover. Where crested plants had little residual stubble, the wind and cold temperatures killed the buds. In other areas, thick sheets of ice covered crested plants, and especially where residual stubble was limited, the ice exacerbated the cold temperatures and killed the buds. Below are some recommendations from Jeff M...