Hoffman Nursery's head grower, Bill Hall, gave a well-received talk this summer on Panicum at Cultivate’19. Because so many of the company's customers grow Panicum virgatum in container production, they are sharing details from his talk in a series of posts. The first post focused on understanding the range and warm-season nature of Switchgrass.
The current post connects the fundamentals to container production. The most common production concerns with Panicum are yellowing, rust, and slow emergence in spring. Yellowing and rust are often related to cultural conditions and management practices.