Are prairie strips only for organic operations?
Prairie strips are a conservation tool that can be used in both conventional and organic farming operations. In conventional farming operations, precision herbicide management is useful. Native forbs (i.e., wildflowers) in the prairie strips are broadleaf plants and can be damaged or even killed by direct contact with herbicide. Once established, native grasses and forbs have deep root systems that help create a durable, resilient plant community.
Do I have to plant prairie plants? Can I just use brome?
What kind of plants are actually in the prairie strips? Are milkweeds included?
How do I find seed for prairie strips?