Bahia, Pensacola #11604

Bahia, Pensacola #11604

Pensacola Bahiagrass was discovered in the coastal Gulf of the Florida panhandle and has since grown into one of the major pasture grasses. This grass is a full sun, heat and drought resistant, easily seeded and established. It can grow in shadier conditions than most warm-season grasses. Pensacola Bahia forms a dense, thick sod that can keep the weeds out and is very disease resistant with the mole cricket and army worms being the only pest problems. The fertility rate for Pensacola are lower than many other forage grasses and it can withstand heavy herd trampling and recover from overgrazing rather quickly. Withstands colder soil temps, thus can be planted further north in Southern states. Normal (average) germination period for Pensacola Bahia is considered to be 28 days. During hotter summer months such as July/August when rainfall is also plentiful, Pensacola Bahia seed can germinate in as quick as 10-14 days. Higher soil temps coupled with moist conditions will also cause more of the seed to germinate. Planting Rate: Overseeding an existing pasture depends on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding are 25-50 lbs. per acre.

Planting Date: April to August

Planting Rate: 2 to 5 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for small area.

Broadcast Rate: Overseeding 25 to 50 lbs per acre. New Seeding: 40 to 100 lbs per acre

Drill Rate: 30 to 60 lbs per acre

Coverage Depth: 1/2" maximum

Days to maturity: 60-80 days.