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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Certified
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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahia grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahia Grass, provides more drought tolerance, and better frost resistance.

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Pasture, Ground Cover, Livestock Grazing, Cattle Forage, Cover Crop, Ground Cover, Erosion Control, Hay Production
  • Germination Time: 21 - 30 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season Zone, Transition Zone
  • Height: Pasture - 8 - 20 inches
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant, good frost resistance, and idea choice for heavy grazing.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees and 3 months prior to first frost.

 

Product Detail

  • Better drought tolerance
  • Good frost resistance
  • 30% to 40% more forage yearly
  • More rapid stand establishment
  • Commonly used for hay production


Product Information

Tifton 9 is an improved Pensacola Bahiagrass variety that was bred and developed by Dr. Glen Burton (Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A.) and the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Tifton 9, as well as other Pensacola types, have more frost and cold tolerance than Argentine or Paraguay 22. Thus, it may produce more growth at the beginning and end of the growing season. Besides producing more forage, Tifton 9 is much more vigorous in the seedling stage, has longer leaves, and is equal to Pensacola in digestibility. The increased seedling vigor should provide for more rapid stand establishment, and increased ability to compete with weeds. Grazing information is somewhat limited, but in one study steers made good weight gains on Tifton 9. This indicates that it is palatable and acceptable to cattle. Some improved forage varieties lose vigor with advancing generations.


Tifton 9 was bred to continue its improved characteristics through advanced generations. If seeds are harvested from non-certified fields where Tifton 9 has been allowed to crossbreed with old-type Pensacola plants, improvements may diminish. Therefore, use of certified seed of Tifton 9 will ensure that the grower is getting maximum use of the improvements. Tifton 9 should be adapted to, and can grow in, the same geographic areas and on the same soil types where Pensacola Bahiagrass is now grown.

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.

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Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
10 - 25lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate - Broadcast
20 - 40lbs per acre
Seeding Rate - Drilling
10 - 20lbs per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer
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Broadcast 20-40 lbs. per acre, or 10-20 lbs. for drill seeding (20 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). The more seed applied to the lawn or pasture on the first planting the faster the lawn or pasture will fully establish a sod or grass base and prevent future overseeding to fill in bare spots.

Overseeding rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding are 10 - 25 lbs. per acre.

Land preparation and planting:
An ideal site on which to plant Tifton 9 would be new ground, or areas where Bahiagrass has never been planted. Next would be fields that have been in row crops, or have been cultivated for several years. These sites should have almost no Bahiagrass plants and relatively low populations of Bahiagrass seed in the soil. This should result in a fairly pure stand of Tifton 9 plants. Old pastures that need to be renovated are a great option for Tifton 9. These may have been planted to Bahiagrass, or have been infested with Bahiagrass through movement of seed by animals from one area to another. The end result is that something needs to be done to eliminate the Bahiagrass plants present, and also reduce the population of seed in the soil. In order to convert an old Bahiagrass pasture to Tifton 9, the following land preparation and planting procedures are suggested:

Plow with a moldboard plow. This will bury much of the surface weed seed too deep to germinate.

Plant an annual forage crop, such as Pearl Millet or Sorghum-Sudangrass, during the warm season, and a small Grain, Ryegrass, or Clover, during the cool season. The growing of annual crops with associated cultivation helps to eliminate any remaining Bahiagrass plants and reduces the population of Bahiagrass seed near the soil surface.

Bahiagrass can be planted from February through July in most areas of Florida. Plantings made from late March through May can be lost due to drought, especially in South Central Florida. Thus it may be wise to avoid planting during this time period. Plant on a clean-tilled seedbed that has been prepared by using a heavy cutting disc, or other suitable tillage tool, plus a finishing disc that leaves a smooth surface free of trash.

If possible, use a cultipacker-type seeder or some other precision seeder in order to place all of the seed at a uniform depth. Seed should be planted at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep.


Fertilizing for establishment:
The soil should be limed to a pH of 5.0 to 5.5 before planting. On land that has been cropped in the past, it may be more efficient to apply the major fertilizer elements after planting. Apply fertilizer when the Bahiagrass seedlings have emerged from the soil. Apply 30 to 40 lbs. of nitrogen per acre, along with phosphorus and potash (according to a soil test recommendation). When the Bahiagrass plants are large enough to start spreading, apply an additional 40 to 50 lbs. of nitrogen.

Weed control during establishment:
No herbicide is available for use at planting and while plants are young and immature. Therefore be sure to start with a clean-tilled seedbed. Use mowing to control broadleaf weeds. No control is available for grassy weeds, such as seedling Bermudagrass, Crabgrass, and the "old" Bahiagrass seed that might germinate. Once the grass is well-established, the phenoxy-type herbicides, such as 2, 4-D and Banvel?can be used to control broadleaf weeds.

Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Certified

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahia grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahia Grass, provides more drought tolerance, and better frost resistance. 

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a...
Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahia grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahia Grass, provides more drought tolerance, and better frost resistance. Product Information Application or Use: Pasture, Ground Cover, Livestock Grazing, Cattle Forage, Cover Crop, Ground Cover, Erosion Control, Hay Production Germination Time: 21 - 30 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season Zone, Transition Zone Height: Pasture - 8 - 20 inches Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results Tolerance: Drought tolerant, good frost resistance, and idea choice for heavy grazing. When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees and 3 months prior to first frost.   Product Detail Better drought tolerance Good frost resistance 30% to 40% more forage yearly More rapid stand establishment Commonly used for hay production Product InformationTifton 9 is an improved Pensacola Bahiagrass variety that was bred and developed by Dr. Glen Burton (Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A.) and the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Tifton 9, as well as other Pensacola types, have more frost and cold tolerance than Argentine or Paraguay 22. Thus, it may produce more growth at the beginning and end of the growing season. Besides producing more forage, Tifton 9 is much more vigorous in the seedling stage, has longer leaves, and is equal to Pensacola in digestibility. The increased seedling vigor should provide for more rapid stand establishment, and increased ability to compete with weeds. Grazing information is somewhat limited, but in one study steers made good weight gains on Tifton 9. This indicates that it is palatable and acceptable to cattle. Some improved forage varieties lose vigor with advancing generations. Tifton 9 was bred to continue its improved characteristics through advanced generations. If seeds are harvested from non-certified fields where Tifton 9 has been allowed to crossbreed with old-type Pensacola plants, improvements may diminish. Therefore, use of certified seed of Tifton 9 will ensure that the grower is getting maximum use of the improvements. Tifton 9 should be adapted to, and can grow in, the same geographic areas and on the same soil types where Pensacola Bahiagrass is now grown. *Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.
Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
10 - 25lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate - Broadcast
20 - 40lbs per acre
Seeding Rate - Drilling
10 - 20lbs per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

Broadcast 20-40 lbs. per acre, or 10-20 lbs. for drill seeding (20 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). The more seed applied to the lawn or pasture on the first planting the faster the lawn or...
Broadcast 20-40 lbs. per acre, or 10-20 lbs. for drill seeding (20 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). The more seed applied to the lawn or pasture on the first planting the faster the lawn or pasture will fully establish a sod or grass base and prevent future overseeding to fill in bare spots.Overseeding rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding are 10 - 25 lbs. per acre. Land preparation and planting: An ideal site on which to plant Tifton 9 would be new ground, or areas where Bahiagrass has never been planted. Next would be fields that have been in row crops, or have been cultivated for several years. These sites should have almost no Bahiagrass plants and relatively low populations of Bahiagrass seed in the soil. This should result in a fairly pure stand of Tifton 9 plants. Old pastures that need to be renovated are a great option for Tifton 9. These may have been planted to Bahiagrass, or have been infested with Bahiagrass through movement of seed by animals from one area to another. The end result is that something needs to be done to eliminate the Bahiagrass plants present, and also reduce the population of seed in the soil. In order to convert an old Bahiagrass pasture to Tifton 9, the following land preparation and planting procedures are suggested: Plow with a moldboard plow. This will bury much of the surface weed seed too deep to germinate. Plant an annual forage crop, such as Pearl Millet or Sorghum-Sudangrass, during the warm season, and a small Grain, Ryegrass, or Clover, during the cool season. The growing of annual crops with associated cultivation helps to eliminate any remaining Bahiagrass plants and reduces the population of Bahiagrass seed near the soil surface. Bahiagrass can be planted from February through July in most areas of Florida. Plantings made from late March through May can be lost due to drought, especially in South Central Florida. Thus it may be wise to avoid planting during this time period. Plant on a clean-tilled seedbed that has been prepared by using a heavy cutting disc, or other suitable tillage tool, plus a finishing disc that leaves a smooth surface free of trash. If possible, use a cultipacker-type seeder or some other precision seeder in order to place all of the seed at a uniform depth. Seed should be planted at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. Fertilizing for establishment: The soil should be limed to a pH of 5.0 to 5.5 before planting. On land that has been cropped in the past, it may be more efficient to apply the major fertilizer elements after planting. Apply fertilizer when the Bahiagrass seedlings have emerged from the soil. Apply 30 to 40 lbs. of nitrogen per acre, along with phosphorus and potash (according to a soil test recommendation). When the Bahiagrass plants are large enough to start spreading, apply an additional 40 to 50 lbs. of nitrogen. Weed control during establishment: No herbicide is available for use at planting and while plants are young and immature. Therefore be sure to start with a clean-tilled seedbed. Use mowing to control broadleaf weeds. No control is available for grassy weeds, such as seedling Bermudagrass, Crabgrass, and the "old" Bahiagrass seed that might germinate. Once the grass is well-established, the phenoxy-type herbicides, such as 2, 4-D and Banvel?can be used to control broadleaf weeds.
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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Certified

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahia grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahia Grass, provides more drought tolerance, and better frost resistance. 

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Certified Description

Tifton 9 Bahia Grass forms firm and rapid pasture, which is acclaimed for use with horses and other animals. It has proven in tests to produce between 30 to 40 percent more forage per year. Tifton 9 Bahia Grass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahia grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahia Grass, provides more drought tolerance, and better frost resistance.

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Pasture, Ground Cover, Livestock Grazing, Cattle Forage, Cover Crop, Ground Cover, Erosion Control, Hay Production
  • Germination Time: 21 - 30 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season Zone, Transition Zone
  • Height: Pasture - 8 - 20 inches
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant, good frost resistance, and idea choice for heavy grazing.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees and 3 months prior to first frost.

 

Product Detail

  • Better drought tolerance
  • Good frost resistance
  • 30% to 40% more forage yearly
  • More rapid stand establishment
  • Commonly used for hay production


Product Information

Tifton 9 is an improved Pensacola Bahiagrass variety that was bred and developed by Dr. Glen Burton (Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A.) and the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Tifton 9, as well as other Pensacola types, have more frost and cold tolerance than Argentine or Paraguay 22. Thus, it may produce more growth at the beginning and end of the growing season. Besides producing more forage, Tifton 9 is much more vigorous in the seedling stage, has longer leaves, and is equal to Pensacola in digestibility. The increased seedling vigor should provide for more rapid stand establishment, and increased ability to compete with weeds. Grazing information is somewhat limited, but in one study steers made good weight gains on Tifton 9. This indicates that it is palatable and acceptable to cattle. Some improved forage varieties lose vigor with advancing generations.


Tifton 9 was bred to continue its improved characteristics through advanced generations. If seeds are harvested from non-certified fields where Tifton 9 has been allowed to crossbreed with old-type Pensacola plants, improvements may diminish. Therefore, use of certified seed of Tifton 9 will ensure that the grower is getting maximum use of the improvements. Tifton 9 should be adapted to, and can grow in, the same geographic areas and on the same soil types where Pensacola Bahiagrass is now grown.

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Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
10 - 25lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate - Broadcast
20 - 40lbs per acre
Seeding Rate - Drilling
10 - 20lbs per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer
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Broadcast 20-40 lbs. per acre, or 10-20 lbs. for drill seeding (20 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). The more seed applied to the lawn or pasture on the first planting the faster the lawn or pasture will fully establish a sod or grass base and prevent future overseeding to fill in bare spots.

Overseeding rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding are 10 - 25 lbs. per acre.

Land preparation and planting:
An ideal site on which to plant Tifton 9 would be new ground, or areas where Bahiagrass has never been planted. Next would be fields that have been in row crops, or have been cultivated for several years. These sites should have almost no Bahiagrass plants and relatively low populations of Bahiagrass seed in the soil. This should result in a fairly pure stand of Tifton 9 plants. Old pastures that need to be renovated are a great option for Tifton 9. These may have been planted to Bahiagrass, or have been infested with Bahiagrass through movement of seed by animals from one area to another. The end result is that something needs to be done to eliminate the Bahiagrass plants present, and also reduce the population of seed in the soil. In order to convert an old Bahiagrass pasture to Tifton 9, the following land preparation and planting procedures are suggested:

Plow with a moldboard plow. This will bury much of the surface weed seed too deep to germinate.

Plant an annual forage crop, such as Pearl Millet or Sorghum-Sudangrass, during the warm season, and a small Grain, Ryegrass, or Clover, during the cool season. The growing of annual crops with associated cultivation helps to eliminate any remaining Bahiagrass plants and reduces the population of Bahiagrass seed near the soil surface.

Bahiagrass can be planted from February through July in most areas of Florida. Plantings made from late March through May can be lost due to drought, especially in South Central Florida. Thus it may be wise to avoid planting during this time period. Plant on a clean-tilled seedbed that has been prepared by using a heavy cutting disc, or other suitable tillage tool, plus a finishing disc that leaves a smooth surface free of trash.

If possible, use a cultipacker-type seeder or some other precision seeder in order to place all of the seed at a uniform depth. Seed should be planted at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep.


Fertilizing for establishment:
The soil should be limed to a pH of 5.0 to 5.5 before planting. On land that has been cropped in the past, it may be more efficient to apply the major fertilizer elements after planting. Apply fertilizer when the Bahiagrass seedlings have emerged from the soil. Apply 30 to 40 lbs. of nitrogen per acre, along with phosphorus and potash (according to a soil test recommendation). When the Bahiagrass plants are large enough to start spreading, apply an additional 40 to 50 lbs. of nitrogen.

Weed control during establishment:
No herbicide is available for use at planting and while plants are young and immature. Therefore be sure to start with a clean-tilled seedbed. Use mowing to control broadleaf weeds. No control is available for grassy weeds, such as seedling Bermudagrass, Crabgrass, and the "old" Bahiagrass seed that might germinate. Once the grass is well-established, the phenoxy-type herbicides, such as 2, 4-D and Banvel?can be used to control broadleaf weeds.

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05/12/2022
Robert E.
United States

Lake side seeding

The product was good, always good products from Hancock. But the problem is absolutely no rain. Waiting to see the end results

GA
04/15/2022
Gary A.
United States United States

Grass seed

Do t know yet grass has not come up yet

04/23/2022

Hancock Seed

Thank you for your purchase. We are sure you will have great results! Thank you for choosing Hancock Seed!

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08/04/2021
David B.
United States United States

Tifton 9

Very good germination. Seeds were packed well ,were clean and fully mature. The Tifton 9 was out of stock , but I was called as soon as the new shipment came in. I highly recommend this seed company and I will buy from again

08/19/2021

Hancock Seed

Glad to hear that you are having great success with the Tifton 9 bahia seed. We are sure your pasture is looking great and the animals are loving it. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

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07/09/2021
curtis r.
United States United States

Bahia

Seems to be sprouting fairly well so far. It’s only been 3 weeks. I’m optimistic that it will fill in well over the summer

07/31/2021

Hancock Seed

Glad to hear that you are seeing good results so far with the Tifton 9 bahia seed. We are sure you will love it once fully established. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

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06/28/2021
Thomas W.
United States United States

Tifton certified seed

Performing well this year. I’ve had ideal growing conditions this year, so I’m sure that has been helpful. Great product and timely delivery

07/22/2021

Hancock Seed

Good conditions make for great results! We are sure your pasture is looking awesome. Thank you for your review!

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