Bermuda Hay Field

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Bermuda Hay Field

Post by HDRider » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:46 pm

I can keep broad leafs out pretty good.

How do I kill other types of grasses in my Bermuda hay field?

It just keeps getting worse.

I got goose grass, nutsedge, barnyard grass, foxtail, signal grass, dallisgrass, who knows what all.


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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by TCRanch » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:50 pm

We double planted Bermuda and had it sprayed but it just never took and couldn't control the Johnson grass and prairie. Ended up discing the field and was going to re plant alfalfa but too much rain. I got nuthin but hope you have better luck than we did.

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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by ccr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:00 pm

HD don't know the answer to your question, but might look at the label of plateau, and pastora.
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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by HDRider » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 pm

http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld2LP015.pdf

http://forages.tamu.edu/PDF/Pastora%20Label.pdf

Reading these, looks like Pastora is the answer.

I'd say Plateau is not the answer, but I cannot say for sure.
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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by ccr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm

HDRider wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 pm
http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld2LP015.pdf

http://forages.tamu.edu/PDF/Pastora%20Label.pdf

Reading these, looks like Pastora is the answer.

I'd say Plateau is not the answer, but I cannot say for sure.
never used plateau, but thought about it for stickers. my experience with the pastora use exactly what the label states, it can stunt bermuda in the spring (yellow), but recovers fine in about a month.
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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by bird dog » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Pastora is good stuff. May have to use it two or three years in a row to get it where you want it. Lots of seed in the seed bank.

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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by ccr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:20 pm

bird dog wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Pastora is good stuff. May have to use it two or three years in a row to get it where you want it. Lots of seed in the seed bank.
you can pre-emergent with prowl h2o for the seeds before they germinate. of course all of these herbicides are expensive.
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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by Brute 23 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Pastora and fertilizer
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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by Texasmark » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:44 am

Bermuda (mine anyway), especially Coastal (never ran Tifton 85) LOVVVVVVVVVVVes N! Right fertilizer and rain and it can run out a lot of"misfits". Other thing is if you cut Bermuda in the 30 day intervals suggested by the Ag. schools for max feed value, you clip the misfits before they can produce a seed head.....no seeds, no plants! Last, something like a Hay King (brand) Pasture Renovator in the fall cuts the runners and aeriates the soil. Clipping the runners causes a new plant to produce from each root anchor on the runner and opening the soil gets O2 to the roots and allows moisture and nutrients to enter without disturbing dormant misfit seeds.

That's my uneducated, non-professional opinion after 40 years of trying to learn how to raise bovines and feed them!

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Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Post by 1982vett » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:59 am

MSMA will take care of most of it.....but you can’t hay or graze it for some time.

😉 Guess you could set up a 🏌️‍♀️cowpasture pool 🏌️‍♂️course for a couple seasons. 🥳
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