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Either of two perennial grasses of western North America (Sporobolus wrightii or S. airoides), used for forage.

[American Spanish zacatón, from zacate, coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl, grass, straw.]


(Plants) a coarse grass, Sporobolus wrightii, of the southwestern US and Mexico, grown for hay and pasture
[American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl]
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John Deere welcomed the trade press, including Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith, to its Sacaton, Ariz.
Carol Schurz is a councilwoman for the Gila River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona.
For example, part of the guayule shrub used in the Firestone/ Bridgestone Sacaton plant ("Salinas") consisted of over 10-year-old stands of various lines, which were found to contain at least 12% extractable high quality rubber.
Vegetation of canyons descending from mesas included mound saltbush (Atriplex obovata), galleta grass, blue grama, alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), bigelow sage, winterfat, Mormon tea (Ephedra), and one-seed juniper.
Teff, maygrass, einkorn (which contains some gluten), sacaton, dropseed, oryzopsis, and tripsacum are some examples.
Dominant vegetation on and surrounding prairie dog colonies at the Armendaris Ranch included alkali sacaton (Sporobulus airoides), tobosa (Pleuraphis mutica), burrograss (Scleropogon brevifolius), three-awn (Aristida spp.
John Deere Training sites are located in Sacaton, AZ, and Coal Valley, IL.
About twenty-three years ago, Southern Baptist work was started among the Pima Indians, at Sacaton, Arizona, by Rev.
About one-third of the San Pedro Basin is covered with hardy grasses like blue grama, sideoats grama, and sacaton grass.
The Casa Grande banking market is approximated by the towns of Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, and Sacaton.
Characteristic plant species include succulent shrubs such as iodine bush (Allenrolfea occidentalis) and bush seepweed (Suaeda moquinii), as well as salt tolerant grasses such as alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides) and saltgrass (Distichlis spicata).
There are approximately 5,000 Pima Indians living on a government reserve near Sacaton, Ariz.