This 10-page document discusses bahiagrass forage cultivars, forage production, nutritive value, animal performance, planting, pasture renovation, management, and more. Written by Marcelo Wallau, Joao Vendramini, José Dubeux, and Ann Blount, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised July 2019.
In Florida, bahiagrass is the most planted warm-season perennial forage grass. Two-thirds of improved pastures are planted with bahiagrass because of its excellent adaptation, ease of management, persistence under low fertilization and close grazing, as well as its relatively simple planting.
This revised 3-page “quick reference” fact sheet was written by Yoana C. Newman, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, February 2011.
SS-AGR-332, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Yoana Newman, Joao Vendramini, and Ann Blount, provides an overview of this warm-season perennial grass that is widely used in Florida and details of management and production. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, May 2010.
Revised! SL-237, a 15-page fact sheet by E.A. Hanlon, Rao Mylavarapu, C.L. Mackowiak, and M.L. Silveira, records changes in UF/IFAS’ bahiagrass fertilization and liming recommendations from 1990 through 2008, and summarizes efforts of the various work groups and committees. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, August 2008.
SL-249, a 6-page fact sheet by C.L. Mackowiak, A.R. Blount, E.A. Hanlon, M.L. Silveira, M.B. Adjei, and R.O. Myer, summarizes analysis practices and recommendations for bahiagrass fertilization for hay, sod or pasture systems. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Sciences, April 2008.
PP-252, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by J. Breman, J. DeValerio, A. Gevens, R. Cullen and W. Bird, describes this viral disease of Argentine bahiagrass which has appeared in northeast Florida, the pathogen and hosts, symptoms, and disease management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, April 2008.