Fertilizing pastures today

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Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Texas Gal » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:28 pm

The weather liars are calling for rain on Saturday so we slung out some fertilizer out on a couple of pastures this morning. We don't generally fertilize much besides the hay meadow but we're renovating a couple of pastures this year. I don't want to graze them much if any this year so we bit the bullet and fertilized some bermuda grass pastures. Bring on the rain this weekend!



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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Texasmark » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 pm

Hear you on your skepticism. Really, recent weather reports have been pretty accurate around here. Course when they talk about "scattered" Tsms. all bets are off. I have been standing at my fence, mostly bone dry and raining so hard on the next pasture (somebodyelses) that you couldn't see through it. Good luck.

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by TexasBred » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:23 pm

Got mine out last Thursday just before rains came. Rain was just right too.
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Texas Gal » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:25 am

TexasBred wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Got mine out last Thursday just before rains came. Rain was just right too.
What a blessing!

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by cowrancher75 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:38 am

perfect time yesterday but spreader broke! hand shoveled 2 ton in my little cone spreader still has another 2 ton in it! rain here now.. still have lots more to put on. missed the best day though.

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by BC » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 am

I think it is too early to fertilize Bermuda here in East Texas. It was 41 degrees here yesterday morning. Night time temperatures need to average 58 for several days before it is time.

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:43 am

BC wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 am
I think it is too early to fertilize Bermuda here in East Texas. It was 41 degrees here yesterday morning. Night time temperatures need to average 58 for several days before it is time.

Until night time temps get to 60 and stay there your wasting your money.
Now is the time to be liming to correct ph, so when time temps get right Grass has maximum uptake.
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by greybeard » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:25 am

Watching the sky here. Outside, it just 'feels' wrong. Warm, breezy, heavy air, but not like a summer hi humidity. It just feels 'wrong'.
Map shows worse yet to come.
TORNADO WATCH
ISSUED: 11:24 AM APR. 13, 2019 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TX
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANGELINA BRAZOS CHEROKEE
GRIMES HARDIN HOUSTON
JASPER LIBERTY MADISON
MONTGOMERY NACOGDOCHES NEWTON
PANOLA POLK RUSK
SABINE SAN AUGUSTINE SAN JACINTO
SHELBY TRINITY TYLER
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm

greybeard wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:25 am
Watching the sky here. Outside, it just 'feels' wrong. Warm, breezy, heavy air, but not like a summer hi humidity. It just feels 'wrong'.
Map shows worse yet to come.
TORNADO WATCH
ISSUED: 11:24 AM APR. 13, 2019 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TX
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANGELINA BRAZOS CHEROKEE
GRIMES HARDIN HOUSTON
JASPER LIBERTY MADISON
MONTGOMERY NACOGDOCHES NEWTON
PANOLA POLK RUSK
SABINE SAN AUGUSTINE SAN JACINTO
SHELBY TRINITY TYLER
Pretty ominous looking here.
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by 5S Cattle » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:22 pm

Fertilized some hay grazer I planted on Thursday. We might have got an 1/8. Was supposed to rain all day today :roll:

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:37 pm

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I fertilized yesterday, hoping to catch a rain tomorrow. I'm planning on doing a clean-up cutting of hay May 1st.
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by snoopdog » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:03 pm

Fertilized the hay fields today, took off work yesterday, but couldn't get a buggy. Called a new supplier, he said he'd call me back when he had one,at 9am. Got busy, but didn't want to start a big project, called him back at 1pm and left a message, still nothing. He finally called me back and left a message expressing apologies about 630, I called him back and had a buggy at 7am, spread, took the buggy back and when I left to go feed it was raining, woohoo!
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by slick4591 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:04 pm

Fertilizing was in the back of my mind yesterday, but thought I'd be better off just spraying Grazon since storms were predicted for today. Glad I did because we've had 2.61" so far today with lots of it being hard and fast this morning, so granular would have washed into the tank.
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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by cowrancher75 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:39 am

i put out 150 lb / ac of K and P and 200 lb / ac of N.. got it done and that night it was pouring.

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Re: Fertilizing pastures today

Post by Dixie2542 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:21 pm

How soon can u spray weeds after fertilizer? Planning on fertilizer soon but getting weeds cming up too.

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