Cheyenne II Bermudagrass Seed - Cheyenne Bermudagrass can be used for both grazing and hay production throughout the spring and summer months under good management practices.
Type: Warm season perennial
Adaptation: Across the southern 1/3 of the U.S. from California to Virginia. Particularly well suited to sandy soils but will thrive in most well-drained loam soils.
Rate: 15 lbs./acre
Date: Plant in late spring through early summer when soil temperatures are 65 degrees fahrenheit or above. Plow and cultipack to develop a firm seedbed. Proper firmness is indicated by a heel print no more than 1/8" deep in the soil.
Depth: 1/8“ deep maximum.
Fertilizer: Due to varying soil conditions and types it is neccessary to conduct a soil test each year in order to supply the proper nutrients. Apply 20-30 lbs. of nitrogen at planting time. When the new plants start to run, apply 50-60 lbs. of nitrogen. After the stand is established, apply 70-100 lbs. of nitrogen after each cutting.
Management: If grazed, apply up to 150 lbs. of nitrogen per year in split applications throughout the summer. Last fertilizer application each year should be done 4 to 6 weeks before a killing frost to increase cold tolerance. Delay grazing until forage is 8" to 10" tall. Do not graze or clip for hay shorter than 2". Rotate animals more often during periods of drought stress.
Cheyenne is a Yield Up brand because of its tremendous hay yields, outstanding palatability and excellent leaf to stem ratio. Cheyenne is a certified variety that is guaranteed not to revert back to common. Cheyenne seed gives you greater flexibility in your planting schedule and approximately 300 times more plants per square foot than sprigs.