Management Tips For Mojo Crabgrass

Mojo is our Yellow Jacket coated improved crabgrass that works like magic during the hot dry months. Crabgrass is a high quality, high yielding, summer annual forage that is excellent for grazing and haying. Mojo produces a highly digestible forage (up to 73% NDFd) and high crude protein content (25-30% early season; 15-20% mid-summer; 10% late season). With Mojo, you’ll see excellent average daily gains, and it is an ideal summer annual forage crop following winter annuals. Mojo works well as a cover crop, displays good reseeding ability, and is drought tolerant. Mojo’s area of adaptation extends from the northern regions of the southern and eastern United States to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

Grazing Situation

Once Mojo has established to a height of 6-8 inches, it can be grazed. Allow animals to graze until it has reached 2-4 inches stubble height. Removing animals at this point will allow Mojo to quickly re-grow! This is because you will be leaving more leaf material that Mojo is able to use for this quicker re-growth. Additional tillering will occur after the first grazing, which will help to fill in gaps and supply more forage mass.

Rotational Grazing

Mojo works great with rotational grazing. If you decide to rotational graze, allow for an establishment height of 10-12 inches before letting animals graze. Rotate the grazing animals off at a 2-4-inch stubble height to allow Mojo to quickly re-grow. Once Mojo has again reached 10-12 inches, animals can be returned to the

Hay Situation

Allow for Mojo to establish to a height of 18-24 inches and look for boot to heading stage before harvesting. Harvest Mojo down to a cutting height of 3-4 inches which will give Mojo the necessary leaf material for a quicker re-growth. The dry down time of Mojo is going to be slower than Bermuda so using a conditioning mower and tedder will help to dry it at a faster rate.


Mojo grows well in a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 and it is ideal to maintain a ph of 6 or above for all forage grasses. Nitrogen can be applied at a rate of 50-60# per acre and can be used after the first grazing or hay harvest to increase forage mass. Due to the slower growth responses later in the summer, consider applying Nitrogen at this time.