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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Uncertified
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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. This form of the product is grown and harvested at the Hancock Farm & Seed Company.

Product Detail

  • Durable pasture grass for horses and cattle
  • Fast growing
  • Produces more forage
  • Hay production
  • Palatability


Product Information

Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahiagrass grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahiagrass. Tifton 9 Bahia has more drought tolerance and more frost resistance than Pensacola Bahiagrass.

Hancock Farm & Seed Company first harvested and processed an 100-acre field of Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during the 2009 season. This field was planted with certified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during 2003. Today we still continue to harvest our Uncertified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass. It is labeled and sold as Pensacola Bahiagrass for legal reasons.

Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is not recommended for lawns due to fast growth during the summer months.

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. It has several improved characteristics. Tifton-9 produces 30 to 40% more forage per year than the old Pensacola variety from which it was developed.

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.


Tifton 9 Bahia grass is commonly used for pastures and hay production across the southern United States including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, and Southwest California.

It's no secret why Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed is so popular. The answer is "because it works"! Here are a few of our favorite reviews from clients who have planted Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed:

"So far So good!" exclaims Margaret P. "We planted this for our horse pasture. It is a new pasture with no grass. We planted the seed a little over a week ago, and have little grass sprigs throughout! Very excited to see the end result!"

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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 - 25 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer
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Broadcast 25-50 lbs. per acre (25 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). 

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.


Fertilization 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.

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 broad leaf weeds.

Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Uncertified

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Uncertified is Out of Stock. Check out TifQuik Bahia Grass Seed here. Call our office with any questions (800-552-1027). 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. This form of the product is grown and harvested at the Hancock Farm & Seed Company.

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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. This form of the product is...
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. This form of the product is grown and harvested at the Hancock Farm & Seed Company. Product Detail Durable pasture grass for horses and cattle Fast growing Produces more forage Hay production Palatability Product Information Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahiagrass grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahiagrass. Tifton 9 Bahia has more drought tolerance and more frost resistance than Pensacola Bahiagrass. Hancock Farm & Seed Company first harvested and processed an 100-acre field of Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during the 2009 season. This field was planted with certified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during 2003. Today we still continue to harvest our Uncertified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass. It is labeled and sold as Pensacola Bahiagrass for legal reasons. Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is not recommended for lawns due to fast growth during the summer months. 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. It has several improved characteristics. Tifton-9 produces 30 to 40% more forage per year than the old Pensacola variety from which it was developed. 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. Tifton 9 Bahia grass is commonly used for pastures and hay production across the southern United States including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, and Southwest California. It's no secret why Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed is so popular. The answer is "because it works"! Here are a few of our favorite reviews from clients who have planted Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed: "So far So good!" exclaims Margaret P. "We planted this for our horse pasture. It is a new pasture with no grass. We planted the seed a little over a week ago, and have little grass sprigs throughout! Very excited to see the end result!"
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 - 25 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

Broadcast 25-50 lbs. per acre (25 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). Overseeding rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding are 10 - 25 lbs. per...
Broadcast 25-50 lbs. per acre (25 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). 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. Fertilization 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. 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 broad leaf weeds.
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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Uncertified is Out of Stock. Check out TifQuik Bahia Grass Seed here. Call our office with any questions (800-552-1027). 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. This form of the product is grown and harvested at the Hancock Farm & Seed Company.

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Tifton 9 Bahia Grass Seed - Uncertified 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. This form of the product is grown and harvested at the Hancock Farm & Seed Company.

Product Detail

  • Durable pasture grass for horses and cattle
  • Fast growing
  • Produces more forage
  • Hay production
  • Palatability


Product Information

Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is considered a very durable pasture grass for horses. Tifton 9 Bahiagrass grows faster than regular Pensacola Bahiagrass. Tifton 9 Bahia has more drought tolerance and more frost resistance than Pensacola Bahiagrass.

Hancock Farm & Seed Company first harvested and processed an 100-acre field of Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during the 2009 season. This field was planted with certified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass during 2003. Today we still continue to harvest our Uncertified Tifton 9 Bahiagrass. It is labeled and sold as Pensacola Bahiagrass for legal reasons.

Tifton 9 Bahiagrass is not recommended for lawns due to fast growth during the summer months.

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. It has several improved characteristics. Tifton-9 produces 30 to 40% more forage per year than the old Pensacola variety from which it was developed.

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.


Tifton 9 Bahia grass is commonly used for pastures and hay production across the southern United States including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, and Southwest California.

It's no secret why Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed is so popular. The answer is "because it works"! Here are a few of our favorite reviews from clients who have planted Tifton 9 Uncertified Bahia Grass Seed:

"So far So good!" exclaims Margaret P. "We planted this for our horse pasture. It is a new pasture with no grass. We planted the seed a little over a week ago, and have little grass sprigs throughout! Very excited to see the end result!"

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 - 25 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to plant
Spring & Summer

Broadcast 25-50 lbs. per acre (25 lbs. takes 12 - 24 months to fully sod the pasture). 

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.


Fertilization 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.

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 broad leaf weeds.

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GW
07/19/2021
Greg W.
United States United States
Tifton 9

Seed had great germination. We had an unusually wet spring and summer so far in central texas so it has made a heck of a stand. Luckily the army worms have steered clear of it so far. I would order again.

08/05/2021
Hancock Seed

Great to hear that you have had great results with the tifton 9 bahia grass seed! We are sure your pasture is looking great! Thank you for your review!

PO
06/16/2021
Pat O.
United States United States
yardguy

The staff was very helpful. I was anxious and didn't listen to the staff and planted a small area while the nighttime temps were still cool, high 50"s, that didn't work. Now that temps are above 65 everything worked out fine. Hancock got my order to me quick and in good shape.

07/13/2021
Hancock Seed

Bahia definitely needs those warmer temps. Glad you are now seeing good results with the Tifton 9 bahia seed. Our staff is very knowledgable. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

EG
05/27/2021
Ed G.
United States United States
Very good results

Shipping was quick. The seed is used in the backyard. The type of seed does meet my requirements for over-seeding in the spring. Will purchase again.

05/27/2021
Hancock Seed

We're so glad! Thank you for allowing us to be your seed provider.

CD
04/02/2021
Curtis D.
United States United States
Tifton #9 Bahia

Ordering went fine and your people is very nice. How ever UPS lost or damaged a bag. Still waiting on a 50 lbs bag. Turned out so dry here, I have not been able to plant. Just here praying for it to start raining. I really think it will all work out in time. Thank you all there, and have a nice Easter!!

06/04/2021
Hancock Seed

So happy to hear that our sales staff was able to make things right for you. We strive for good customer service and we hope you are seeing great results with the Tifton 9 seed. Thank you for your review.

SC
04/01/2021
Stacy C.
United States United States
Ordered Bahia grass seed

Fast and friendly service, will do business with Hancock seed company in the future.

05/20/2021
Hancock Seed

That's great to hear! Thank you for allowing us to be your seed provider.

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