Warm-Season Grasses: Established Stand Management
Maintain a pH of 6.0 or higher. Apply phosphorus and potash based on soil test. Apply 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre annually in late May or June when plants are 12 to 14 inches tall. Do not apply in early spring.
Cut when plants reach 18 to 24 inches in height (late boot stage). Leave a 4- to 6-inch stubble. Allow enough time for at least 12 inches of fall regrowth before frost. Plants can be harvested after frost without damage to them. Refer to “Pastures,” below, for grazing recommendations.