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Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:46 pm
by HDRider
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:50 pm
by TCRanch
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:00 pm
by ccr
HD don't know the answer to your question, but might look at the label of plateau, and pastora.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 pm
by HDRider
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm
by ccr
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 pm
by bird dog
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:20 pm
by ccr
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.

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:08 pm
by Brute 23
Pastora and fertilizer

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:44 am
by Texasmark
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!

Re: Bermuda Hay Field

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:59 am
by 1982vett
MSMA will take care of most of it.....but you can’t hay or graze it for some time.

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