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 Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant of Hairy Crabgrass: Digitaria ciliaris.

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  • Application or Use: Pasture, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Hay Production
  • Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: Up to 3 feet 
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: High quality forage, tolerant of sandy/clay loam soils with good drainage.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring, summer and early fall, when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

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  • Forage for cattle
  • Summer annual forage
  • High producing, high quality forage
  • Utilized by either grazing or haying
  • Sandy or clay loam soils with good drainage


Product Information

As a runner grass, Crabgrass spreads by stolons, which can grow to 4 ft. in length. Where the stolons touch the ground, roots are produced. Red River Crabgrass can grow to around 3 ft. high, and produces enough seed for volunteer re-establishment.

Crabgrass, including the Red River variety (RRCG), is one of the Summer grasses with the highest quality. These grasses are used in numerous Winter/Summer double-cropping syndromes and other forage approaches. Interest in Crabgrass forage has increased over the years, and the grass now is used in manure disposal and effluent and irrigation systems for cattle-confinement operations, including feed yards, and swine and poultry confinement enterprises.

This research was conducted in four replications over two years to determine production and quality parameters of RRCG under irrigation and high fertilization on a fine sandy loam soil. Harvests were made when grass was 12 to 24 in. tall, during late-grazing stages to early hay stages. Average total production of RRCG for the high-production treatment was 9,718 lbs. per acre, for a total fertilizer input of 325 N-92 P2O5-400 K2O (lbs. per acre) and 1.9 in. of total moisture per week for six months.

The nitrogen application averaged 1.9 lbs. per growing day, which is a good guide for upper-level production and quality management. Total yields were satisfactory but less than optimal because of 2,4-D suppression, some nitrogen damage to seedling stands, and excessive mower damage, all of which retarded initial growth and regrowth.

Crude protein averaged 15.2% per date of sampling, with a low of 9.1% at the last harvest at mature plant stages (RRCG was managed for volunteer stands) and a high of 19.9%. Seventy percent of harvests were 14% crude protein or more. The RRCG produced 1,527 lbs. of crude protein per acre per year, which indicated a nitrogen efficiency of 75%.

The RRCG averaged 76.8% in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility overall, 80.02% from June through August, and 65.7% from September through October in mature plants. These data indicate that RRCG pasture similarly managed would be capable of supplying growing heifers nutrition sufficient to produce 2.0 lbs. or more of average daily gain 70% of the season, except during the last growth of matured forage, when heifers maintain weight or make only slight gains.

These and other data show that RRCG is suitable for good forage production under intensive fertilizer/nutrient management and adequate moisture availability.

Crude protein and in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility quality parameters were excellent and the latter's content was superb. These data illustrate that RRCG can be a valid, high-quality forage alternative under irrigation, in the more humid southeastern one-third of the United States and other areas, and in manure disposal systems.

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
4 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring, Summer & Early Fall
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Plant at a rate of 4 to 10 lbs. per acre, when soil temperature reaches at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Red River Crabgrass Seed

Red River Crabgrass Seed

Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant of Hairy Crabgrass: Digitaria ciliaris.

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 Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant...
 Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant of Hairy Crabgrass: Digitaria ciliaris. Product Information Application or Use: Pasture, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Hay Production Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: Up to 3 feet  Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results Advantages: High quality forage, tolerant of sandy/clay loam soils with good drainage. When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring, summer and early fall, when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.   Product Detail Forage for cattle Summer annual forage High producing, high quality forage Utilized by either grazing or haying Sandy or clay loam soils with good drainage Product Information As a runner grass, Crabgrass spreads by stolons, which can grow to 4 ft. in length. Where the stolons touch the ground, roots are produced. Red River Crabgrass can grow to around 3 ft. high, and produces enough seed for volunteer re-establishment. Crabgrass, including the Red River variety (RRCG), is one of the Summer grasses with the highest quality. These grasses are used in numerous Winter/Summer double-cropping syndromes and other forage approaches. Interest in Crabgrass forage has increased over the years, and the grass now is used in manure disposal and effluent and irrigation systems for cattle-confinement operations, including feed yards, and swine and poultry confinement enterprises. This research was conducted in four replications over two years to determine production and quality parameters of RRCG under irrigation and high fertilization on a fine sandy loam soil. Harvests were made when grass was 12 to 24 in. tall, during late-grazing stages to early hay stages. Average total production of RRCG for the high-production treatment was 9,718 lbs. per acre, for a total fertilizer input of 325 N-92 P2O5-400 K2O (lbs. per acre) and 1.9 in. of total moisture per week for six months. The nitrogen application averaged 1.9 lbs. per growing day, which is a good guide for upper-level production and quality management. Total yields were satisfactory but less than optimal because of 2,4-D suppression, some nitrogen damage to seedling stands, and excessive mower damage, all of which retarded initial growth and regrowth. Crude protein averaged 15.2% per date of sampling, with a low of 9.1% at the last harvest at mature plant stages (RRCG was managed for volunteer stands) and a high of 19.9%. Seventy percent of harvests were 14% crude protein or more. The RRCG produced 1,527 lbs. of crude protein per acre per year, which indicated a nitrogen efficiency of 75%. The RRCG averaged 76.8% in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility overall, 80.02% from June through August, and 65.7% from September through October in mature plants. These data indicate that RRCG pasture similarly managed would be capable of supplying growing heifers nutrition sufficient to produce 2.0 lbs. or more of average daily gain 70% of the season, except during the last growth of matured forage, when heifers maintain weight or make only slight gains. These and other data show that RRCG is suitable for good forage production under intensive fertilizer/nutrient management and adequate moisture availability. Crude protein and in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility quality parameters were excellent and the latter's content was superb. These data illustrate that RRCG can be a valid, high-quality forage alternative under irrigation, in the more humid southeastern one-third of the United States and other areas, and in manure disposal systems. *Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
4 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring, Summer & Early Fall

Instructions

Plant at a rate of 4 to 10 lbs. per acre, when soil temperature reaches at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Plant at a rate of 4 to 10 lbs. per acre, when soil temperature reaches at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Red River Crabgrass Seed

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Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant of Hairy Crabgrass: Digitaria ciliaris.

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Red River Crabgrass Seed Description

 Red River Crabgrass was developed by the Noble Foundation, following crabgrass research and development that, in part, looked at the historic use of Crabgrass by farmers for grazing and hay production. The parent plant for Red River Crabgrass was one plant of Hairy Crabgrass: Digitaria ciliaris.

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Pasture, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Hay Production
  • Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: Up to 3 feet 
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: High quality forage, tolerant of sandy/clay loam soils with good drainage.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring, summer and early fall, when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

Product Detail

  • Forage for cattle
  • Summer annual forage
  • High producing, high quality forage
  • Utilized by either grazing or haying
  • Sandy or clay loam soils with good drainage


Product Information

As a runner grass, Crabgrass spreads by stolons, which can grow to 4 ft. in length. Where the stolons touch the ground, roots are produced. Red River Crabgrass can grow to around 3 ft. high, and produces enough seed for volunteer re-establishment.

Crabgrass, including the Red River variety (RRCG), is one of the Summer grasses with the highest quality. These grasses are used in numerous Winter/Summer double-cropping syndromes and other forage approaches. Interest in Crabgrass forage has increased over the years, and the grass now is used in manure disposal and effluent and irrigation systems for cattle-confinement operations, including feed yards, and swine and poultry confinement enterprises.

This research was conducted in four replications over two years to determine production and quality parameters of RRCG under irrigation and high fertilization on a fine sandy loam soil. Harvests were made when grass was 12 to 24 in. tall, during late-grazing stages to early hay stages. Average total production of RRCG for the high-production treatment was 9,718 lbs. per acre, for a total fertilizer input of 325 N-92 P2O5-400 K2O (lbs. per acre) and 1.9 in. of total moisture per week for six months.

The nitrogen application averaged 1.9 lbs. per growing day, which is a good guide for upper-level production and quality management. Total yields were satisfactory but less than optimal because of 2,4-D suppression, some nitrogen damage to seedling stands, and excessive mower damage, all of which retarded initial growth and regrowth.

Crude protein averaged 15.2% per date of sampling, with a low of 9.1% at the last harvest at mature plant stages (RRCG was managed for volunteer stands) and a high of 19.9%. Seventy percent of harvests were 14% crude protein or more. The RRCG produced 1,527 lbs. of crude protein per acre per year, which indicated a nitrogen efficiency of 75%.

The RRCG averaged 76.8% in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility overall, 80.02% from June through August, and 65.7% from September through October in mature plants. These data indicate that RRCG pasture similarly managed would be capable of supplying growing heifers nutrition sufficient to produce 2.0 lbs. or more of average daily gain 70% of the season, except during the last growth of matured forage, when heifers maintain weight or make only slight gains.

These and other data show that RRCG is suitable for good forage production under intensive fertilizer/nutrient management and adequate moisture availability.

Crude protein and in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility quality parameters were excellent and the latter's content was superb. These data illustrate that RRCG can be a valid, high-quality forage alternative under irrigation, in the more humid southeastern one-third of the United States and other areas, and in manure disposal systems.

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
4 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring, Summer & Early Fall


Plant at a rate of 4 to 10 lbs. per acre, when soil temperature reaches at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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05/06/2021
Sandra M.
United States United States
Great Pasture Seed

The seed germinated quickly and grows rapidly. It is difficult in Central Texas to have enough rainfall to plant pasture seed and have decent production. It seems that the crabgrass is going to work well when other pasture seed has not worked at all or with very poor results. I am delighted to have a solution for grazing and I love that it is perennial.

05/14/2021
Hancock Seed

We're so glad we could assist with finding a solution for grazing in your area! Thank you for allowing us to be your seed provider.

KS
09/08/2020
Kristina S.
United States United States
High yield

So far this is my favorite spring forage option for my horse pasture. I have very hard clay soil and had an incredibly high yield for broadcast seeding in my horses pasture. Definitely reseeding with RRCG next spring.

09/18/2020
Hancock Seed

Excellent! Glad you have had such great results with the Red River crabgrass seed and that your horses love it! Thank you for your review and we look forward to hearing from you in the spring!

MH
07/31/2019
Mark H.
United States United States
Easy and quick

The process to order was easy and the detail on the web was enough to make an informed decision. The seed arrived quick and in good shape, no holes for seed to spill out. I will be buying more seed, hopefully free shipping will be back.

07/31/2019
Hancock Seed

Wonderful we appreciate you coming back to Hancock Seed.

LT
04/19/2019
Luther T.
United States
Red River Crabgrass

Have not planted yet. Need another review in August 2019.

04/22/2019
Hancock Seed

Thank you for your business Luther!

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