CitationYarlett, L. L., & Roush, R. D. (1970). Creeping bluestem (Andropogon stolonifer (Nash) Hitchc.). Journal of Range Management, 23(2), 117-122.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractCreeping bluestem (Andropogon stolonifer (Nash) Hitchc.) is an important perennial native bluestem widely distributed on ranges and grazeable woodlands in Florida and southeast Georgia. Major growth occurs from January to September in south Florida. Successful management and maximum production of creeping bluestem depends on how closely range management practices are coordinated with growth characteristics. Controlling saw palmetto (Serenoa repens (Bartr.) Small) by mechanical means followed by good management practices increases the production of creeping bluestem. Good and excellent condition ranges composed of creeping bluestem are invaluable to ranching operations. Greater flexibility in ranching operations are possible when creeping bluestem is the major grass on good and excellent condition ranges.