Buying Johnson grass seed

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Caustic Burno » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:36 pm

WGF Sorghum is pretty easy to find makes great forage and hay.
Both are sorghum.

https://hancockseed.com/products/wgf-sorghum-seed


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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:51 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:36 pm
WGF Sorghum is pretty easy to find makes great forage and hay.
Both are sorghum.

https://hancockseed.com/products/wgf-sorghum-seed
We raised a lot of milo when I was a kid. Always fed the stalks after combining. Never occurred to me to raise it for hay.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by bird dog » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:24 pm

Try Turner seed in Breckenridge. About a buck fifty a lb. I have a field with scattered Johnson grass and I planted some Sorghum Almum this year to thicken it up.

Its good summer grazing that just needs to be managed if you don't get much moisture. Seed is cheap and easily established. Needs to seed out as mentioned but Johnson grass seeds out all year. We'll see how the almum does. I plan on shredding mine in the fall and no till drilling oats into the stalks.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by 5S Cattle » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:52 pm

I just picked up a 50 acre hay field that’s 90% JG. I’m super excited about it.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Brookhill Angus » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:04 pm

This is a new one.

Why in the h.ll would anyone knowingly plant Johnson grass? We have tons of it here and I would do anything to be rid of it all.

This stuff is the absolute worst! Maybe it's better than thistles and ironweed, if I want to put a positive slant on things.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:04 pm
This is a new one.

Why in the h.ll would anyone knowingly plant Johnson grass? We have tons of it here and I would do anything to be rid of it all.

This stuff is the absolute worst! Maybe it's better than thistles and ironweed, if I want to put a positive slant on things.
Input cost are low, production is high, it’s perennial, feed value is excellent, the list is longer.
Your not a small business owner. Your a stay at home mom trapped in a pyramid scheme.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Brookhill Angus wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:04 pm
This is a new one.

Why in the h.ll would anyone knowingly plant Johnson grass? We have tons of it here and I would do anything to be rid of it all.

This stuff is the absolute worst! Maybe it's better than thistles and ironweed, if I want to put a positive slant on things.
Input cost are low, production is high, it’s perennial, feed value is excellent, the list is longer.
Acknowledged Captain Kirk. But I still am spraying it when I see it.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Brookhill Angus wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:04 pm
This is a new one.

Why in the h.ll would anyone knowingly plant Johnson grass? We have tons of it here and I would do anything to be rid of it all.

This stuff is the absolute worst! Maybe it's better than thistles and ironweed, if I want to put a positive slant on things.
Input cost are low, production is high, it’s perennial, feed value is excellent, the list is longer.
Acknowledged Captain Kirk. But I still am spraying it when I see it.
Don’t fight it Ron, enjoy it.
Your not a small business owner. Your a stay at home mom trapped in a pyramid scheme.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:35 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm


Input cost are low, production is high, it’s perennial, feed value is excellent, the list is longer.
Acknowledged Captain Kirk. But I still am spraying it when I see it.
Don’t fight it Ron, enjoy it.
If you come over and see my forage, you will know why I don't need it.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Sorghum is excellent forage and hay.
I have WGF planted right now.
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:37 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm


Acknowledged Captain Kirk. But I still am spraying it when I see it.
Don’t fight it Ron, enjoy it.
If you come over and see my forage, you will know why I don't need it.
You fell in on it with your bushhog yet? Bout that time.
Your not a small business owner. Your a stay at home mom trapped in a pyramid scheme.

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Sorghum is excellent forage and hay.
I have WGF planted right now.
Does that WGF also go by milo?
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by 5S Cattle » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm

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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:40 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Caustic Burno wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Sorghum is excellent forage and hay.
I have WGF planted right now.
Does that WGF also go by milo?
Yes
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Re: Buying Johnson grass seed

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm


Don’t fight it Ron, enjoy it.
If you come over and see my forage, you will know why I don't need it.
You fell in on it with your bushhog yet? Bout that time.
Last 3 days. Went out early this morning, mowed about 2 hours and looked back, the shaft was turning but was not cutting. The stump jumper dropped off. Now I will have to turn it upside down and put the thing back together. I lost the castle nut too. Always something. Lol
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