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BAHIAGRASS Paspalum Notatum
Bahia grass is a warm season perennial, dense tufted bunchgrass. It
produces numerous leaves up to 12 inches in length and the plant can reach
heights of 1 to 2.5 feet tall. Has erect stems that produce a Y shaped
forked seed head which is considered visually objectionable by some individuals,
when left un-mowed in lawns.
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay.
Best on sandy soils. Bahia is also tolerant of drought and poor drainage.
Uses: Pasture, hay and
erosion control - some lesser quality turf areas.
15-25lbs. an acre in March or April.
of low fertility and soil acidity. Responds to nitrogen and
potassium. Obtain a soil test - lime may be required for best
Management: When in pasture
use, close grazing is desirable. Over-seed with winter annuals if
desired. Very prolific in warm weather with adequate moisture.
Not usually a problem.
- Lawns: 8-10 lbs. / per 1000 sq. ft.
- Pastures: 20-50 lbs. per acre.
- Tifton-9 can be planted at 10-25 lbs. / acre.
Lawns must be planted at high seeding rates to create proper
thickness of plants per sq. ft.
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Plant on prepared seed bed in spring through early summer (July / Aug).
Plant 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.
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Seedland.com for quotes on 1000+ lbs.