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RIATA FORAGE BERMUDA BLEND
Riata Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed Blend
Riata Bermuda Grass Seed Blend is a premium blend of 'Riviera ' and 'Wrangler'
Bermuda grass seed.
Riata Bermuda Grass Seed Blend is specially formulated for close grazing livestock, horses and heavily grazed paddocks. Both varieties comprising Riata Bermuda Grass Seed have superior proven winter hardiness to as far north as Kansas
City, Missouri and both 'greenup' in the spring earlier than any other seeded forage bermuda grass.
Bermuda' is a high performance turf-type bermudagrass with extremely
high shoot density, fine leaf texture, and excellent wear recovery. 'Riviera' is used in many professional and college sports turf applications, proving its ability to withstand rigorous
traffic wear. 'Riviera' can be mowed as low as 3/8 inch and will continue to thrive. Riviera bermuda has sufficient cold hardiness to be used in parts of the US transition zone
with minimal risk of winter kill.
'Wrangler Bermuda' is a medium-textured bermuda grass, which grows taller and has a wider leaf blade.
Wrangler is also more cold tolerant than other types of pasture Bermuda Grass. Together these varieties offer the best package for the equine professional or livestock grower when it comes to
maximizing forage production and grazing tolerance.
For the Transition Zone and Southern USA, there is not a better performing forage grass as Riata Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed Blend.
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Available in 25 LB sizes.
USUALLY SOLD AS COATED SEED
Occasionally available as raw (un-coated) seeds.
Pastures - 15 lbs. per acre.
Coated Seed - Riviera is an extremely small grass seed. For easier handling and
planting, you will receive the seed in a coated form. No herbicide
or pesticide has been added to this coating. The inert clay coating
enhances the germination process. Seeding Rates stated above account
for the weight of the coated seed.
Planting & Care For Riata Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed Blend
Riata Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed Blend can be planted as an extraordinary pasture and forage grass for horses and livestock. This special blend of Riviera and
Wrangler Bermuda Grass is cold tolerant up to Kansas City, Missouri. It also has a high traffic tolerance for horse paddocks and livestock traffic.
For the transition zone and Southern USA, there is not a better performing forage grass as Riata Bermuda Grass Blend, to withstand the rigors of intensive and close grazing horses or
livestock. Riata is especially suited for small paddocks where extreme hoof traffic is an issue. Read below on how to grow this premium pasture and forage grass seed blend.
Planting & Growth Characteristics of Riata Bermuda Grass
Height - 6 to12 inches
Growth Habit - sod forming grass
Bloom Period - mid summer
Sun Requirement - full sun
Leaf Foliage Color - green to dark green
Seeds per pound - 600,000 coated -- Note Approximately 50% inert coating with a remaining 50/50 blend of seed by weight
Minimum Soil Temperature For Germination - 65° F -- Daytime Temperatures of 80°
Soil pH range - 5.5 to 8.0
Planting Rate - For pastures plant 15 lbs per acre; For lawns a higher planting rate should be used for better density at lower mowing heights.
Planting Depth - 1/8 - 1/4 inch -- Note: plant no deeper than this!
Planting Season - Spring to summer
Uses For Riata Bermuda Grass Seed Blend
Riata's combination of premium qualities enables it a good fit for many applications. All these great qualities provide the very best in stress tolerances and adaptation.
Forage in High Traffic Areas -
Riata has excellent traffic tolerance making it an ideal grass to plant for confined or closed grazing livestock and horses. A nutritious, palatable forage grass for all types of livestock.
Hay Production - Riata Bermuda Grass is well suited for the production of quality hay.
Erosion Control -
Highly erodible areas are easily remedied once 'Riata' is established. Once established 'Riata' provides the strongest possible ground cover to protect the area from further damage.
Industrial Parks, Turf & Recreation Areas - Riata Bermuda Grass seed Blend also works well for a wide variety of turf applications. 'Riata' is less expensive than 'Riviera' and provides a far superior surface for heavily used areas.
Technical information & pictures provided courtesy
of Johnston Seeds
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