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Browntop Millet is an annual that used primarily for hunting fields, cover crop, or summer grazing crop in the southeastern US. It's high seed production makes it a popular choice for dove and quail fields. As a cover crop it is usual mixed with bahiagrass for erosion control because of its fast germination. This millet will grow to about 2ft.

tall and matures to seed from 60-90 days.

Iron Clay Cowpeas is a late maturing pea that is used primarily in game food

plots that attract deer and quail. It is also used as a cover crop. The plants will produce adequate forage for deer in about 45 days. The pods form in about 60 days maturing in about 100 days

Grandpa's Grass Seed is a mixture of Argentine Bahiagrass and annual ryegrass that provides for fast germination and fast greening in lawns in Florida. This mixture can be used to fill in dead spots in St. Augustine and to establish a drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant long lasting lawn. Once established, requires half the water of St. Augustine or Floratam. It comes with an easy sowing top which makes it simple to spread. The rye grass provides for fast greening while the Argentine Bahiagrass

will come in later to produce a green lawn that will last.

 

Pensacola Bahia Grass is an excellent warm-season perennial grass for Florida and the Southeastern US. This widely used grass is used primarily for pasture, erosion control, and lawns. It is very deep rooted which provides good drought tolerance. This variety is more cold tolerant than Argentine Bahia grass. The top growth of Bahia grass will experience browning after frost during the winter, but comes back rapidly with the return of warm weather. This variety loves full sun and warm weather. It is also very drought resistant and can be easily established using seed. Pensacola's only pests are armyworms and mole crickets and the grass is extremely disease resistant. It can grow to12-25 inches tall and is best adapted to sandy loam soils and can tolerate low fertility.

Argentine Bahia Grass is mostly used as a lawn and pasture grass in the more southern regions of the southeast US. It has a larger leaf structure and darker green color than other Bahiagrass, which makes more desirable as a lawn grass. This grass loves full sun and warm weather. This variety would make a great substitute for St. Augustine and Floratam lawn grass because of its drought, insect, and disease tolerance. This grass will turn brown after a light frost but comes back with the return of warm weather in late winter or early spring.

Bermudagrass is a widely used grass for lawns, roadsides, and pasture in the southeastern US. The improved varieties are used mostly on golf courses and sports fields. It is a lower growing grass with shorter leaves and deep roots which provides good drought tolerance. Bermudagrass loves warm weather, sunshine and establishes reasonably fast with adequate moisture.

Preparation for Planting Bahiagrass Seed

 

For pasture use, take a soil sample and take it your local County Ag Agent or send sample to a private lab. This testing will provide suggestions for fertilization and adjusting soil PH before planting. The soil PH should be in a 5.5 to 6.5 range. Preparing a proper seed bed is important for good seed germination and pasture establishment. The area should be cleared of all debris and disced to create a good bed. Bahiagrass is usually planted using a culti-packer or seed drill. This allows for proper metering of seed and planting of seed at a depth of Yt in to a ~ in. Call us for companies in your area that can perform the planting for you.

The broadcast method can be used in you do not have access to this equipment.

 

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