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Grass Seed is an advanced, cold tolerant
turf-type Bermuda grass variety that also doubles as a quality pasture grass. Resulting from the efforts of Lincoln Taylor, turf grass
breeding consultant, emeritus from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the Virginia
Turfgrass Research Center.
The goal was to develop a high quality seeded
Bermudagrass variety with cold tolerance sufficient to survive most severe
winters in the northern transition zone of the United States. This area which is
located below the cold temperate zone is characterized by hot, humid summers and
The Virginia Turfgrass Research Center developed a
freeze test to evaluate dormant Bermudagrass
during the winter. All eight `Mohawk'
parent clones rated high in the Virginia Turfgrass Research Center freeze test and
exhibited good turf quality. The clones included crosses with `Vamont', a cold
tolerant variety from Virginia used for sports fields and cold tolerant strains from West
Virginia and Kentucky.
Mohawk Bermudagrass Advantage - Cold Tolerant - Salt Tolerant
Mohawk has increased turf density combined
with medium fine texture and dark green color. Its turf density is similar to Sultan
and its leaf texture is much finer than NuMex SAHARA. Since 1993, Mohawk has delivered improved turf performance and cold tolerance in Virginia
trials. It is currently growing in trials in Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and five locations in China. In Oklahoma State University freeze chamber tests designed to kill
one-half of the tested plants; Mohawk withstood temperatures of -
6.75 Centigrade. - Note that increased cold hardiness may result in
later green-up in some weather situations after cold winters.
Mohawk may be planted across the tropical and sub-tropical climate zones of
the world where Bermudagrass is currently grown and into the transition zone where it has
demonstrated the ability to survive winter conditions better than Common
NuMex Sahara Bermudagrass and others.
Salt Tolerant: Mohawk is considered to be one of
the most salt tolerant variety of improved seeded Bermudas
Uses for Mohawk Bermudagrass
For premium turf grass use applications such as golf courses
(fairways, tees and roughs), sports turf (baseball, football and soccer), parks and lawns
where fine textured, dark green Bermudagrass
with increased turf density, durability and
cold tolerance is needed. --- Soil temps must be above 65 degrees for best
Mohawk also makes quality pastures, forage and good hay production. More on Mohawk Bermuda Grass
For Pasture and other farm uses.
- Mohawk responds well to applications of ½ lb. of Nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft.
- Repeat application as turf shows signs of fading color and diminished shoot
- Maximum of 5 to 10 pounds of actual N per 1000 sq. ft. per year.
Suggested Mowing Heights:
- Tees:¼ to 3/8 inch
- Fairways:½ to 5/8 inch
- Roughs:1 to 1-1/2 inch
Planting Information For Mohawk Bermuda Grass
Lawns: 2-3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. (coated seed rate).
25 lbs will plant 8250 - 12,500 sq. ft.
90-130 lbs. per acre recommended for lawns.
Planting Depth: 1/8" no more than 1/4"
When to Plant: Spring and Summer. The optimum soil temperature for germination and root growth of bermuda grass is 75° to 80° F (24° to 27° C). Soil temperature should be above 65°.
Adaptation Areas: The Southern 1/3 of The U.S. From California To Virginia
Soil Types: A soil test is recommended. Well suited to sandy soils but will thrive in most well-drained loam soils.
Germination: Under ideal conditions, germination begins within 7 to 10 days. Again, soil moisture must be maintained during the germination period. Allow 14 to 18 days after the first seedlings emerge for complete germination.
HOW TO PLANT Mohawk Bermudagrass Seeds For Lawns
HOW TO PLANT Mohawk Bermudagrass Seed For Pastures
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