In Reply to: Sericea Lespedeza posted by Jack - Iowa on August 11, 2018 at 07:31:51:
1950-60 in NC we had two choices to take cropland out of production and be in the program to receive funds. two choices were pine trees and sericea lespedeza. grandpaw retired and put his farm in sericea. i was fortunate enough to buy part of the farm in the 70's. all efforts pretty much failed until i added SHEEP to the pasture. they kept it eat off down to dirt and now none remains. hence it never goes to seed and being eaten down to nothing the roots finally die. also in NC the DOT used it to stabilize deep cuts in road construction. it thrives well in poor soil and weather conditions.