Mojo is Barenbrug USA’s new 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. This variety of crabgrass 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). Areas of adaption extend from Nebraska, south and east to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. If your summer pasture has lost it's appeal now is the time to get your mojo back.
Suggested Planting & Management:
Tilled & Planted in Spring:
1. Prepare the ground by discing and harrowing in spring. Firm soil to where a footprint leaves an impression 1/2" deep.
2. Plant seed shallow when soil temperatures reach 50ºF in the spring. Using a drill or seeder with a small seed box is best, but a grain drill can work.
3. When the grass begins to form stolons (“runners”), apply nitrogen (50 to 100 lb N/acre).
4. Graze when grass reaches 6 to 8 inches.
Broadcast with Small Grains in Fall:
1. Small grain forage such as rye, wheat, or triticale planted in the fall.
2. Broadcast a mixture of 5 to 7 lb of seed and fertilizer the following March through May.
3. Graze out the small grain pasture.
4. Fertilize with nitrogen (50 to 100 lb N/acre)
5. Begin grazing once the grass reaches 6 to 8 inches in height. Rotational grazing is the best management to maximize quality and quantity.
6. Apply additional nitrogen fertilizer as needed and if precipitation is adequate.