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Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:25 pm
by slick4591
Guess I was thinking the cost would be a lot more than the $500, so I'll do it all when it's time. I'm not interested in growing hay as I have to depend on others to cut, rake and bale it. Doesn't always work out. I called the Greenville co-op to get pricing. They are a few miles closer and better road to travel with the buggy. I called one of the weeds buttercup earlier, but they are those white and pink flowered weeds. Yes, I'll be on top of spraying this year. Thanks!

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:03 am
by BC
Slick, if you are going to fertilize Bermuda, wait until the night time temperatures average 58 to 60 degrees for 3 to 4 nights. That typically is the last week of April or the first week of May here in Van Zandt County. You are about an hour NW of us.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:29 am
by slick4591
Thanks for the advice! My pasture is a mess as it has areas of decent Bermuda and some where it's non-existent. Lots of native stuff in areas and one spot where it's pretty void of anything except for the pink and white flower weeds. I would like to over seed in areas but I really don't know what would do well with what I have to work with.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm
by BC
Can you lightly disk the areas that is not producing good grass. You might want to try one of the seeded bermuda varieties. Some produce almost as well as coastal. A light dose of 2,4-D after the grass is growing will keep weeds under control.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:40 pm
by slick4591
I was thinking of lightly running the disc over the entire pasture before putting out the fertilizer, then seed it. I'd run a harrow over all of that. My thing about Bermuda is keeping it moist enough to germinate and grow. I know I run that risk with any of it, but I understand Bermuda is not as tolerant as some other grasses.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:05 am
by M-5
Bermuda grows from a rhizome , if you till it any it will stimulate it.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 pm
by NolanCountyAG
slick4591 wrote:I was thinking of lightly running the disc over the entire pasture before putting out the fertilizer, then seed it. I'd run a harrow over all of that. My thing about Bermuda is keeping it moist enough to germinate and grow. I know I run that risk with any of it, but I understand Bermuda is not as tolerant as some other grasses.


I wouldn't run the harrow over it. A good rain will cover it enough.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 am
by Texasmark
M-5 wrote:Bermuda grows from a rhizome , if you till it any it will stimulate it.


Actually the harder you try to kill it with cultivation, the hardier it becomes....once it recovers from the tillage....in the growing season.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:05 am
by slick4591
NolanCountyAG wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I was thinking of lightly running the disc over the entire pasture before putting out the fertilizer, then seed it. I'd run a harrow over all of that. My thing about Bermuda is keeping it moist enough to germinate and grow. I know I run that risk with any of it, but I understand Bermuda is not as tolerant as some other grasses.


I wouldn't run the harrow over it. A good rain will cover it enough.


OK. Thanks.

Re: What's my next move?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:11 pm
by slick4591
Hat tip to Texmark about contacting El Dorado for my fertilizer. Made the call a few weeks back and found they would save me money, so I went today and bought. Added a little sulfur and potash and still kept below the co-op price. Put out 100 lbs per acre it brought back memories of just how rough a ride that spreader gives you. Neighbor is spraying his hay and I've hired him to get my weeds as well. Still haven't bought my grass seed but that's coming soon.