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RANCHERO FRIO -
IMPORTANT AVAILABILITY NOTE:
We have only
a limited amount of Ranchero Frio Bermuda available for sale each spring. Due
to the limited quantity available, we often sell out of Ranchero seed in
late-spring (April / May). -- Order early to insure
availability of this item.
RANCHERO FRIO BERMUDA
A Blend of 3-4 Bermudas* selected for forage
- Giant Bermuda
- Cheyenne Bermuda
- Mohawk Bermuda
- Cheyenne II (SWI-810) Bermuda
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Including technical discussions & planting info.
*This blend may may contain other varieties from time to time, due
to variety availability or other considerations. Usually
contains regular Cheyenne. Occasionally a blend such as Cheyenne / Wrangler
is available. Supply is usually limited and normally sells out
in early spring.
RANCHERO 2010 BLEND INFO*
Percentages listed are approximate. Seeds are coated.
(Approximate Percentages %): BLEND COMPONENTS:
||Cheyenne (Non-certified Regular Cheyenne)
*NOTE: Ranchero is coated seed - Includes 45.00% coating material (Inert
2009 mixture - Mix subject to change due to availability of varieties included.
Percentage in specific mix may change / vary between lots. Some lots may
only contain only one Cheyenne variety in the mixture.
Warm season perennial
Across the southern
of the U.S. from California to
Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri to Virginia areas. Particularly well suited
to sandy soils, but will thrive in most well drained loam soils.
Ranchero Frio can be used
for both grazing and hay production throughout the spring and summer
months. Ranchero Frio establishes rapidly and provides cover in 45
to 60 days under desirable growing conditions.
Extremely drought and cold
tolerant. High yielding.
Crude Protein: 8 to 16%, TDN: 50
to 55%, NDF: 60 to 70%, & ADF: 29 to 40%
*Environmental conditions and management practices will determine
individual results and actual nutritional quality.
Rate: 15 lbs. per acre
drilled or broadcast.
Depth: Plant no deeper than
inch. On heavy sols plant to 1/8 inch... lighter
soils 1/4 inch maximum.
Date: Late spring through early summer when soil temperatures are
60-65° F or above.
Read more on
How to Plant pasture Bermuda grass from seeds.
Read more about Ranchero Frio Bermuda
Grass and how to plant and maintain a bermuda grass pasture. This is a PDF document that opens in a new window but does not take you offsite.
PLANTING MANAGEMENT: Plow and cultipack to
develop a firm seedbed. Firmness is indicated by a heel print no
more than 1/8"
deep in the soil. Broadcast seed and cultipack again to insure good
seed-soil contact. Lime soil to 6.0 and follow soil test for N-P-K.
When new plants begin to run (spread), apply 50-60 lbs. of nitrogen
Apply 20-30 lbs./acre nitrogen at planting time. To establish,
delay grazing or hay cutting 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. During establishment, weed and
crabgrass competition must be controlled by clipping (mowing)
or flash grazing.
After the stand is
established, apply 70-100 lbs. of nitrogen per acre after each
cutting of hay. If grazed, apply up to 150 lbs./acre a year in split
applications throughout summer. Last fertilizer application each
year should be done 4 to 6 weeks before a killing frost to increase
Ranchero Frio is coated
with Pennington’s exclusive Penkoted® seed process, which gives your
seed an advantage over uncoated seed. The Penkoted® seed process
literally seals each seed inside a layer of material containing a
specific fungicide, a natural insecticide and a growth stimulant.
These ingredients are vital in protecting the seed in the ground,
guaranteeing better drought tolerance and increased survivability.
Penkoted® seed develop longer, stronger root systems thereby giving
you a thicker, healthier stand of grass.