Prairie Habitats Inc.'s Seed Harvester Collection Rates

Here are some sample harvesting rates for our seed strippers, based on our own field trials.

Native Species Scientific Name Harvest Rates
LBS/HR
Hand Held

Grasses
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardi 5-10
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis 2
Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis 3
Fringed Brome Bromus kalmii 3
Hair Grass Agrostis scabra 4
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans 2-4
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 2
Prairie Cord Grass Spartina pectinata 2-3
Prairie Dropseed Sporobolis heterolepis 4
Slough Grass Beckmannia syzigachne 10
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 4

Wildflowers
Beautiful Sunflower Helianthus laetiflorus 2
Black Eyed Susan Rubeckia hirta 3
Dotted Blazingstar Liatris punctata 2-3
Indigo Bush Amorpha fruticosa 5
Leadplant Amorpha canescens 2-3
Lewis Wild Flax Linum lewisii 1-2
Meadow Blazingstar Liatris ligulistylis 3
Narrow Leaved Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 5
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 2
Prairie Cinquefoil Potentilla pennsylvancia 2
Purple Coneflower Echinacea angustifolium 1-2
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum 12
Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida 2-4
Three Flowered Avens Geum triflorum 2
Yellow Avens Geum aleppicum 4-5
Yellow Coneflower Ratibida columnifera 4-5

Over 150 species of plants have been collected with these machines worldwide. The above list is only an indication of their potential. (N/A = no data available at this time.)

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