Chinese Red Cow Peas

In Bahia Grass

Tarver Sales · Folsom, LA 70437 · 800-848-9303

maximizing use of your acreage

Text Box: In healthy Bahia sod, grow rye grass and rotationally graze during the winter. 
Graze or “hay off” in early April and allow the Bahia grass enough sunlight to become healthy and strong until early May. 
Plant mixture of silage, corn and peas—or Tiff leaf millet and peas—in the Bahia without chemical control and allow interseeded crop to grow with the Bahia grass. 
Cut in early “roasting ear” stage and allow Bahia grass to grow out for a few days and then make a hay cutting. Or simply graze the corn, millet and peas along with the Bahia grass. 
The Bahia will continue producing until it is time to plant rye grass again. Spring planting (interseeding) may require short-term chemical control of some competing plants such as Bermuda grasses if your primary object is maximum growth of the interseeded crop and not simply more forage. 
It has been observed that the peas are producing nitrogen as well as forage.  And Bermuda grass will have an explosion of growth when the Plant-O-Vator renovates and puts fertilizer deep down during interseeding. 
The same phenomenal growth of Bermuda is achieved when using the Plant-O-Vator to renovate and fertilize in February.
Text Box: Bahia grass left after corn and peas were cut for silage.
Made excellent hay crop one week later. 
No chemicals used.
Text Box: Corn and cowpeas planted first week of May 1994 in Bahia grass. No chemicals used. Cowpeas produced nitrogen for continued Bahia production.

Rye grass growing in low, wetland sod.      Grazing possible without bogging.