Application deadline extended to November 1st, 2021 Double El Conservation District is hiring a position as follows: District Manager (Administrative Assistant) Full-time position. Salary range $15 – $18 hourly commensurate with experience. Qualifications: Applicant must be able to pass drug screening and a USDA security clearance check. Agricultural experience preferred. Position requires High School Diploma […]
The 49th Annual Meeting/Dinner of the Double El Conservation District (CD) will be held Monday, October 18, 2021. The dinner/meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria of the Simla School, 18091 CR 125, Simla, Colorado. In addition to a fabulous catered meal, awards will be presented for Conservationist of the Year and Outstanding […]
Native Grasses Prairie Sandreed Soil: Light Sandy Plains Season: Warm Description: Tall with stout rhizomatous roots, sod-forming, drought resistant Switch grass Light Soil: Alkaline, sandy to loam Season: Warm Description: Tall with strong rhizomatous roots. Large amounts of early forage. Becomes tough when mature. Sand Bluestem Soil:Light/Sandy Season: Warm Description: Tall with creeping rhizomes. Differs from Big Bluestem in its roots, […]
Successful grass stands are created by planning and managing the factors that are under our control, to offset the vagaries of weather. Late spring and summer are poor times for planting success, due to temperatures, hot winds and moisture levels of the soil. Preparing and planning to reduce competition from other plants and foragers for new grass seeded […]
Hundreds of species of grasses can be found on the Eastern Plains. Many provide excellent forage, and do so year-around, whether on the ground or as hay.
Double El Conservation District has the grass seed available that is good for this region. Contact Us to submit your soil sample and receive the custom grass mix that is right for your land and needs.