Buying Johnson grass seed

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Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:12 pm

Very few places listed online to buy seed. Anybody got a supplier?


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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Hootowl » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Very few places listed online to buy seed. Anybody got a supplier?
Hard to find them because it's illegal to plant it in many states.
Just looked, it is not allowed in KY.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm

Hootowl wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Very few places listed online to buy seed. Anybody got a supplier?
Hard to find them because it's illegal to plant it in many states.
Just looked, it is not allowed in KY.
Kenny is right about that. Why would you want to plant it BF?
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by kentuckyguy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 pm

I just did a google search and quite a few vendors came up. I personally like Johnson grass also.

It will grow under very adverse conditions and gives us good hay yields on this dry hot years.

The cows love it. It’s the first thing they go for when we graze the hay fields late in the year. I know there is some dangers with it but I think a little common sense and you will be fine.

The only native grass I prefer over Johnson grass is Indian grass. It also yields great during harsh weather and also will dry down quick when making hay. With seed $14/lb I doubt I’ll be buying any though.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Banjo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Find somebody that got some leftover fall hay....usually it will have mature Jgrass seed in it....feed it where you want it to grow.

That's my opinion.....feel free to make it yours.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:08 pm

Banjo wrote:
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Find somebody that got some leftover fall hay....usually it will have mature Jgrass seed in it....feed it where you want it to grow.
This is my current approach, but it’s spreading too slow.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Hootowl wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Very few places listed online to buy seed. Anybody got a supplier?
Hard to find them because it's illegal to plant it in many states.
Just looked, it is not allowed in KY.
When Johnson grass is outlawed, only outlaws will have Johnson grass
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:12 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Hootowl wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Very few places listed online to buy seed. Anybody got a supplier?
Hard to find them because it's illegal to plant it in many states.
Just looked, it is not allowed in KY.
Kenny is right about that. Why would you want to plant it BF?
A thick stand is hard to beat. Cut before the stem gets hard, perennial in nature, responds to low amounts of N. I have plenty, just not enough.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:15 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:12 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Hootowl wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 pm


Hard to find them because it's illegal to plant it in many states.
Just looked, it is not allowed in KY.
Kenny is right about that. Why would you want to plant it BF?
A thick stand is hard to beat. Cut before the stem gets hard, perennial in nature, responds to low amounts of N. I have plenty, just not enough.
My father in law hated the stuff. I don’t worry much about it but I’m not sure I’d want more than we already have.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Banjo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:28 pm

You might try taking a chisel plow or subsoiler thru it and tearing the rhizomes. back in the day when we planted corn ...when we we tilled especially chisel plowed....working the ground just made it explode seems like.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:46 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:12 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm


Kenny is right about that. Why would you want to plant it BF?
A thick stand is hard to beat. Cut before the stem gets hard, perennial in nature, responds to low amounts of N. I have plenty, just not enough.
My father in law hated the stuff. I don’t worry much about it but I’m not sure I’d want more than we already have.
I don’t want it here there and everywhere, although I have that now. I want it concentrated in one field. I quit sudex, because it eats you out of house and home in N. Probably gonna quit SS after this year. I don’t even mind grazing it, but you gotta be careful. You’ll never graze it into extinction. I’ve got several patches in my yard. Been mowed every week for 25 years, and still with us.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Red Bull Breeder » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:48 pm

Pretty sure they have Johnson grass seed listed at the feed store Bigfoot. I will check prices if you want me to. I don't know about getting it shipped to you. You can graze johnson gras into extinction. About the only way to kill it out.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Red Bull Breeder wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Pretty sure they have Johnson grass seed listed at the feed store Bigfoot. I will check prices if you want me to. I don't know about getting it shipped to you. You can graze johnson gras into extinction. About the only way to kill it out.
Please check on the price. I don’t think it can be shipped.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by callmefence » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:11 pm

It's easy enough to buy online

https://mbsseed.com/johnsongrass-50-lb-bag.html

Fwiw.. Johnson grass stalks dry faster than SS
To . Once you get it established both letting it go to seed and a good late winter disc will thicken it.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Red Bull Breeder » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:24 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Red Bull Breeder wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Pretty sure they have Johnson grass seed listed at the feed store Bigfoot. I will check prices if you want me to. I don't know about getting it shipped to you. You can graze johnson gras into extinction. About the only way to kill it out.
Please check on the price. I don’t think it can be shipped.
It might be a few days before i am back to town. I am sure shipping could be worked out. Just need packaged a little different.

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