Identification of 22 Grasses Common in South Dakota

Cooperative Extension South Dakota State University

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Grassland, making up more than SO percent of the land area in South Dakota, is one of the most important agricultural resources in the state. In addition to providing feed for livestock, grass is unexcelled for holding soils in place. It provides habitat for many kinds of wildlife and, when well managed, adds to the beauty of the countryside. By proper use the value of grassland can be greatly increased.