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TifQuick Bahia Grass Seed 40lb Bag
TifQuick Bahia Grass Seed
TifQuik Bahia grass is another hybrid Pensacola variety. It offers similar improvements to regular Pensacola in frost and drought tolerance, tonnage and a longer growing season as other hybrid varieties. What separates TifQuik is that a clear emphasis in reduced hard seed and even faster germination was placed during the development of this variety. TifQuik will cover a pasture and produce forage faster than other varieties of Pensacola.
TifQuik Bahiagrass is an important perennial grass for the southeastern United States, being well adapted to conditions such as sandy or poorly drained soils, drought, and heavy continuous grazing. TifQuik is a faster germinating grass than the other current bahia grasses available. Good under rotation systems with row crops (established by seed and easy to take out for land prep). Advantages to row crops such as peanuts and cotton (reduction of disease and nematodes).
TifQuik was developed to have reduced hard seed and thus faster germination and field establishment than Tifton 9. These features meant that a TifQuik-seeded pasture will be covered earlier, and grazing or hay removal can be performed sooner—with higher yields. The recommended planting rates for TifQuik Bahia is 20 lbs per acre for pasture applications.
- Quick Germination
- Lower Nutrient Requirements
- Good Tonnage
- Longer Grazing Season than other grasses
There are a few steps that should be heeded during soil preparation and planting to insure successful germination, and healthy growth of seed.
First a soil sample should be taken and analyzed. Soil samples can be taken to a local Agriculture Extension agent, fertilizer plant, or private lab for analysis. The analysis will reveal the soil type, pH, and other factors. The analysis will allow the agent to make recommendations as to what will need to be added to the soil to make it ideal for the type of seed to be planted. Most seeds will do well within a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.
A properly prepared seed bed is essential for successful planting. The area to be planted must be cleared of debris and all existing vegetation removed. The area should then be chopped or disced as needed to create an even fluffy soil.
The preferred method of planting seed is with a grain drill or culti-packer. This equipment allows for precise metering of seed and depth placement. Most people will not have access to a drill and will instead use a broadcast spreader for planting. The broadcast method will work well, but also requires the area to be rolled to insure proper seed-to-soil contact. In areas with very fine sand, light dragging is preferred to rolling. In any case, seed should not be buried more then ½ inch deep with ¼ inch being ideal.
Fertilizer can be applied at the time of planting. Consult with an Ag extension agent or fertilizer plant for proper formula and application rates.
For any other questions about specific planting methods, please call us at (863) 635-4473 and we will be happy to assist you.