Bermuda - Grit Forage Grass Seed
Grit Forage Bermuda Grass Seed - From research and development to the actual planting of our products by our customers, Barenbrug continues to make great strides in the industry. The introduction of Grit to the marketplace is no different. A seeded bermudagrass possesses several advantages compared to cuttings or sprigs, and Grit will bring early production, several cuttings, decreased costs, and overall increased ease of use for anyone looking to seed Grit this spring.
Barenbrug continues to bring products that increase quality and yield to the industry, and Grit™ forage bermudagrass blend is no outlier. With quick establishment, early production, and many other desirable traits, Grit will bring added profitability to your acres. Under good growing conditions Grit bermuda seed will create a faster established pasture. Bermuda common pasture grass has an average analysis of 10% protein and 50% TDN. For pastures plant 12 to 15 lbs/acre between March to July in a well prepared seed bed.
Hay can be harvested at 4 to 6 week intervals. Responds well to high levels of Nitrogen fertilizer. Add lime at pH below 5.5. Apply nitrogen after each cutting. The seed is very small, and needs daily temperatures above 60 degrees for best germination.
Seeding Rate: 12 - 15 lbs/acre.
Seeding Depth: 1/8" - 1/4"
The key features of Grit forage bermudagrass blend include:
- Early spring green-up for early production
- Extreme drought tolerance
- Fast establishment
- Winter hardiness
- Quick cover
- Adaptation to all areas where bermudagrass is grown
- Decreased costs compared to sprigs or cuttings
- Several cuttings
Barenbrug has further enhanced Grit with our groundbreaking Yellow Jacket enhanced seed coating. Each seed is surrounded by a natural water-absorbent material made from corn starch aiding in germination. Studies have shown that under reduced irrigation, seed that has been coated with our proprietary Yellow Jacket produced significantly more biomass per acre.
Seed Bed Preparation:
Proper seed bed preparation cannot be stressed enough when it comes to planting any bermudagrass. A method of gauging the correct firmness is if you can walk across the field without sinking 1/4 inch below the soles of your shoes. Seed bed firmness is especially important if no-till drills or broadcast seeders are used. Brillion planters are useful in conditioning the fields and are the preferred planter for bermudagrass.
Planting bermudagrass in a firm seed bed helps in proper seed placement and reduces the chance of burying the seed too deeply with loose soil. It also provides good seed to soil contact allowing for better soil moisture movement to the seed. Bermudagrass planted in loose seed beds can often be identified by quicker seedling emergence in the wheel tracks of the planter, than in the rest of the field.