Bahiagrass

Species: Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge)
Cultivars: Common, Pensacola, Tifton 9, Argentine
Origin: South America
Use: Grazing
Description:
General:
Life Span:
0.5-1.5 feet tall, decumbent, sod forming.
Perennial
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.0-7.0
Sandy-loam, to infertile soils.
35+ inches.
Coastal plains, humid and subtropical region.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
General:
15-20 lb PLS/A
April
< 0.25 inch
$15-20/A
May-October
2500-5000 lb/A
Adapted to infertile sites.
Notes:
  • Bahiagrass can be considered a weed.
  • Established bahiagrass can be controlled with Cimarron (formerly known as Ally┬« herbicide).
  • Bahiagrass is susceptible to ergot.

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