Comparing Native Grass Species to Bahiagrass as a Forage Hay Crop

2011 Annual Report for FS11-256

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2011: $9,982.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2014
Region: Southern
State: Mississippi
Principal Investigator:

Comparing Native Grass Species to Bahiagrass as a Forage Hay Crop


  • May 6, 2011 – Applied 1 quart per acre of Glyphosate to kill exsisting vegetation.

    June 2, 2011 – Planted 10 lbs. per acre of a 50/50 mix Indiangrass/Little Bluestem using a Truax no-till drill assisted by cooperator Mr. John Gruchy.

    June 3, 2011 – Applied 7 oz. per acre of Plateau herbicide to prevent emergence of any residual bahiagrass or other competing vegetation.

    September 28, 2011 – Clipped with rotary clipper.

    There was not a significant stand the first summer to allow for any forage harvest or testing to be performed.

Objectives/Performance Targets

The only objective met in 2011 was the seeding of the grass. No performance targets were met due to lack of first year emergence of native grass.


Seeded grass only.

Impacts and Contributions/Outcomes



George Rowland
Project Coordinator for RC&D
P.O. Box 119
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Office Phone: 6624893563
Dr. David Lang
Associate Professor
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office Phone: 6623258181
Robert Wimbish
Resource Conservationist
2655 Traceland Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
Office Phone: 6628442341
Dr. Rocky Lemus
Asst. Extension / Research Professor
256 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office Phone: 6623257718
Danny Owen
Tishomingo County Extension Agent
238 Kaki Street
Iuka, MS 38852
Office Phone: 6624237016
John Gruchy
Private Lands Habitat Program Wildlife Biologist
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
Office Phone: 6622741050