Crabgrass

Species: Crabgrass [Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop.)
Cultivars: Red River
Origin: Africa
Use: Grazing, hay
Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-4 feet tall; prostrate growth but may grow erect under desirable conditions.
Spreads by stolons.
Annual
Adaptation:
Habitat:
pH:
Soil:
Rotation crops, waste places. Grows in all states.
5.5-7.0
Sandy-loam, loam.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
3-4 lb PLS/A
April-May
<0.25 inch
$15-20/A
June-September
4000-8000
Notes:
  • Highly responsive to nitrogen fertilizer (100 lb N/A).
  • Hay is difficult to cure.
  • Requires annual tillage.
  • Best utilized when grown with small grains.
  • It will reseed itself if left to seed periodically.

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