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    03-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
To Kitten Val - Crabgrass is considered a yard weed by city folk and is not desireable in fields of bermuda that are being grown for commercial pure bermuda hay production, but it is one of the best forages available to horses - one of those best kept secrets. It actually was introduced in the US as a forage product. Horses love it. It mixes well with fescue (if you are not breeding), because like bermuda, crabgrass really starts growing strong in the hot summer when the fescue has become mostly dormant. Like bermuda though, it requires a lot of rain...
Interesting! I'll look into crabgrass. I mostly use the fescue at the moment (because pasture mix doesn't seem to grow very well) and Kentucky grass (I think... I have to check the name, but that one is quite nice). No, I don't breed and have no plans to do it in future (I know fescue may be an issue for the preggie mare).
     
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    03-01-2012, 06:04 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I plant winter rye grass in the fall, skip a year then plant k 31 in the spring, This year I am spraying pasture weed killer, I have way too much clover. I have patches of bermuda, looks pretty in the summer but turns into brown carpet pretty early. I've only had one horse that will even eat it. I'm going to kill it to keep it from spreading this spring.
     
    03-01-2012, 06:18 PM
  #13
Green Broke
The wife picked up a 50lb bag of Kentucky 31 today.

We're expecting 2 to 3 inches of rain tonight and tomorrow, so I'm going to wait a few days before I spread it.

As Joe did, I also over seeded last fall, with winter wheat and rye.

I just hope we get rain at the correct intervals this year, as August of last year did some serious damage to my pasture with no rain at all during the month.
     
    03-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
I plant winter rye grass in the fall, skip a year then plant k 31 in the spring, This year I am spraying pasture weed killer, I have way too much clover. I have patches of bermuda, looks pretty in the summer but turns into brown carpet pretty early. I've only had one horse that will even eat it. I'm going to kill it to keep it from spreading this spring.
FYI, clover loves acidic soil. If you bring up the ph of your soil by lime-ing the snot out of it, the clover will not want to grow as vigorously.

OP, most commericial grasses are treated with a fungicide which can cause problems with horses eating it. I'm going to be reseeding a grass hunt course soon and have been hard pressed to find a seed that is not treated with it. It's getting very frustrating. If I come across a good one, I'll let you know. Right now I'm liking Combat Extreme. It's a blend of 3 varieties of fescue and one part KBG. It would do well in Maryland. Not sure if it has the fungicide coating yet.
     

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