Pheasants Forever Nebraska

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Nebraska Grass Seed Program

Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever strive to make every acre count on the landscape. Wildlife are often dependent upon a variety of plants during their annual cycle for food, shelter and rearing young. Resident game birds, like pheasants and quail are no different. When designing a seed mix, Pheasants Forever wildlife biologists take into consideration the things these birds will need from January through December. These things include nutrition, nest structure and concealment, shading and loafing areas for young chicks and thermal protection during deep winter. A high diversity of plants included in a seed mix will ensure diverse, year-round benefits. In addition to pheasants and quail, we also consider habitat of other wildlife like grassland birds, mammals and important pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

For a seed price quote or more information contact Ashley at 308-850-8395 or asnelson@pheasantsforever.org

Pricing includes delivery to your location in 6 to 8 business days.

Seed mixtures planted for the USDA must meet USDA standards. Please contact us if you need a mixture to meet USDA standards.

We offer technical assistance to design a custom mixture for your habitat project.  With over 280 species of grasses, legumes and wildflowers available, cost effective seed mixes are designed for maximum results. Click on the link below to find a biologist to work with you.

For information on food plots, please visit our National website by clicking on the link below.

We also have pre-designed mixtures to help you with your habitat needs.  We currently offer the following mixtures designed to fit your objectives.  Click on each mixture for more details and to begin your next habitat project!

Planting Dates

Be sure to plant native seed mixtures between November 1 (or after the first hard freeze) and May 15 the following spring.  Mixtures planted outside of these dates will be unsuccessful due to weather patterns.

Site Preparation

Site prep is one of the most important factors when planning your habitat seeding.  High quality diverse seedings include several wildflower species that may not compete well with existing grass.  Existing grass must be managed by a combination of methods that includes burning, spraying, disking or haying.  Site prep may take a year or more to knock back the existing grass and allow for native wildflowers to compete.  Click on the link to our Habitat Management or Frequently Asked Questions pages to learn more or contact a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for more technical assistance.

Pollinator Bear

Designed by Pheasants Forever biologists with a combination of wildflowers, legumes and native grasses, this Pollinator Bear is designed to provide the most critical needs for honey bees, monarch butterflies and native pollinators. The seed will cover an approximate area that is 10′ X 20′, or 200 square feet in size. Click on this link to purchase: http://nebraskapf.com/product/pollinator-bear/ 

Wildflowers of the Mixed-Grass Prairie – A Pollinator Habitat Guide

This pollinator Habitat Guide is intended as a resource to help you identify and understand the importance of pollinator habitat and ways to create and manage pollinator habitat. The wildflowers in this guide are presented by the date and basic chronological order that they tend to bloom in average year. Click on this link to purchase : http://nebraskapf.com/product/wildflowers-of-the-mixed-grass-prairie-book/