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Giant bermuda grass seed grows a pasture and forage grass that is similar in appearance to the popular hybrid Coastal
Bermuda. It has the same erect and giant growth and vigorous
spreading habits associated with Coastal. There is one major
difference in that Coastal Bermuda does not seed, but the Giant
(often also called NK37 Giant) bermuda grass variety does.
Giant Bermudagrass grows tall enough to cut
for hay, even on low fertility soils. At a Yuma Arizona trial,
measurements showed an average of 30 inches in height compared to
14-16 inches for common on same type soils. Four to Five
cuttings a year are possible with Giant with Nitrogen being a key factor
in total tonnage production. With proper management a cutting
or grazing can be made as early as 50 days after seeding the field.
Giant is a perennial grass that is alkali and heat tolerant.
Giant Bermuda grass seed is available in Bermuda Grass Seed Blends from Seedland.com such as the premium
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass Blend and the
Pasto Rico Bermuda Grass Blend.
Planting & Managing Giant Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed
7-15 lbs / Acre of pure hulled seed.
15 lbs / Acre - Coated Hulled.
15 to 20 lbs per acre un-hulled.
Plant on a firm, prepared seed bed
in the spring, after all danger of frost /
freeze is past. Germination occurs when soil temps are
warmer than 70+ degrees. Cover as lightly as possible, with
1/4 inch ideal depth. Un-hulled seeds can be planted during
winter periods for germination in spring.
Irrigation - On salty or alkaline land,
plant dry and irrigate immediately to reduce the soil salinity
around emerging seedlings. Lightly irrigate every 1 to 2
days, depending on soil drainage, temperature and wind conditions
at planting / germination time. During the first 5 weeks the
soil surface should never fully dry out. After the stand is
established, infrequent but deep waterings will be better on this
First Cutting or Grazing - With proper management a cutting or grazing can be made as early as 45 to 50 days after seeding the field with Giant Bermuda Grass.
More Giant Bermuda Pasture Grass Benefits
is a grass that is an excellent source of feed for grazing animals such as cattle and horses. Standing tall and erect the mature plant grows up to forty inches in height and stays very
productive for a long time producing a fine-stemmed, leafy, nutritious forage of hay or green chop suitable for livestock feed.
Vigorous seedling growth and a strong system of stolons and
rhizomes allows for rapid growth and re-growth after cutting or
grazing. Extremely early growth in the spring, unlike common
bermuda grass, allows for faster use in the spring. Giant bermudagrass
also grows longer into the fall than other bermuda grass,
increasing yearly weight gains on pastured livestock.
With a proper management program of water and fertilizer,
your bermudagrass pasture can remain highly productive for years,
rewarding you with high yields of top quality hay, forage or
green chop. This perennial grass is alkali and heat tolerant,
spreads rapidly and is extremely well adapted to the warm climates
of the southern United States, especially the southwest deserts of
Arizona, California and northern Mexico.
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