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
Hand Held

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

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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