Stolonizing and Sprigging

Stolonizing is, essentially, broadcast sprigging. The vegetative planting material is uniformly deposited on a moist, but not wet, soil surface. This usually requires from 5 to 10 bushels per Kft2. The planting bed is then topdressed to partially cover the stolons, or the area is lightly disked to partially insert the stolons into the soil. Sprigging involves planting individual plants in furrows spaced 6 to 12 inches apart. As this requires from 1 to 4 bushels of sprigs per Kft2, depending on the spacing within and between rows, less plant material is required than for stolonizing. The area should be rolled and irrigated as soon as possible after sprigging or stolonizing to reduce desiccation potential and promote growth.


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