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CHEYENNE SEED NOTE:
Cheyenne bermuda has been replaced by Cheyenne II.
We have only
a limited amount of Cheyenne II Bermuda seed available for sale this 2015 spring. Due
to the limited quantity available, we often sell out of Cheyenne II in
late-spring (April / May). -- Order early to insure
availability of this item. - You can pre-order starting in January.
We also recommend the
Ranchero Frio Blend as a Bermuda pasture grass choice that usually includes some
Cheyenne II in the blend.
New & Improved Forage-Type
This Bermuda grass is for pasture grass use. It is well suited for grazing and for hay
Safe for horses and cattle!
(Generally not used for turf)
Cheyenne II Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed is an economical Bermuda Grass variety for pastures and hay production. New improved seeded
varieties of Bermuda grasses such as Cheyenne II make excellent pastures and hay for the Southern USA areas from California to North Carolina. Cheyenne II bermuda seed usually ships as a
certified seed. Cheyenne II is a proven grass for use for both cattle & horses.
CHEYENNE II NUTRITIONAL QUALITY*:
Crude Protein: 8 to 13%*
- TDN: 50 to 55%
- NDF: 58 to 66%
- ADF: 29 to 40%
* Nutritional quality can be affected by management practices and
environmental conditions, including fertilization rates.
Protein is generally higher with higher N applications.
Cheyenne II Bermudagrass Advantages
Planting & Growing Bermuda Grass For Pastures
Drill or Broadcast Rate:
15 lbs. per acre.
Plant in spring after danger of frost is
over, (usually when temps are 70+ degrees) until mid-summer
(April to July in most areas). Allow grass to grow up to 10
inches before the first hay harvest or grazing so as to allow for
establishment of the plants. - Plant no deeper than 1/4 inch
in a well prepared, firm seedbed. Check pH... should be at
least 6.0 for best results. If crabgrass becomes a problem,
mow or graze to control.
Cheyenne II can be overseeded with cool
season annual grasses or legumes (clover, ryegrass, wheat, oats or
rye.). Be sure to graze or harvest excess growth from cool
season grasses or legumes by April so as to allow Cheyenne to
green up in the spring.
HAY FORAGE PRODUCTION:
Cut hay at 4-5 week intervals or adjust stocking rates to maintain
2-3 inches of growth.
Planting Cheyenne II Bermuda Grass Seed
(1) Soil test and follow recommendations. Apply
lime to raise the pH to at least 6.0.
(2) Prepare a firm level seedbed by disc harrowing and cultipacking.
A good rule of thumb is that the heal of your foot should leave no more than a
1/8" impression in the soil when you walk across the field
(3) Plant Cheyenne II bermuda grass no deeper than 1/4" at 15
pounds per acre broadcast or drilled. Broadcast and cultipacked into the soil is the preferred method for most soil
(4) Seed should be planted in the spring, after all danger of frost
is over. The minimum soil temp should be at least 65
degrees. Planting can be done from spring until midsummer.
(Generally this is mid April to early July in most areas). In
cooler climates proper fertilization with Nitrogen helps in
establishing for winter survival. The key to establishment of
Bermuda grass is getting it to survive the first winter season.
After the first winter, survival rates of Bermuda grass go up considerably.
(5) Allow grass to grow up to 10 inches high before taking the first
hay cutting or grazing the first time. (This allows for maturity of
the plant and for the roots to firmly establish).
(6) If crabgrass becomes a problem, mow or graze to control.
Read more planting tips in Pennington's Guide to Seeding Forage Bermuda Grass
Managing A Cheyenne II Bermuda Grass Pasture
(1) Soil test each year in late summer. Apply a
fall application of phosphorus, potassium and lime according to soil
test recommendations. Also apply 30 to 50 pounds of Nitrogen
per acre six weeks prior to the date of the the historic first
(2) Apply 50 to 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre after each hay
harvest or split apply 150 pounds of nitrogen in the spring, early
summer and late summer when grazing.
(3) Cut for hay at 4 to 5 week intervals or adjust stocking rate to
maintain 2 to 3 inches of growth.
(4) If management intensive grazing is used, allow 2 to 3 weeks rest
between grazing periods, depending on forage availability.
(5) Cheyenne II can be overseeded with cool season annual grasses or
legumes (clover, ryegrass, wheat, oats, or rye). Be sure to
graze or harvest excess growth from cool season forages by April
(spring time) to enable the Cheyenne II bermudagrass to green-up in the
spring. This keeps the annuals/legumes from creating a
competitive or shade problem.
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