Wrangler seeded bermudagrass is an improved, cold tolerant forage bermudagrass that is an excellent choice for pasture, hay, or soil conservation in the transition zone of the United States (OK, KS, MO, AR, TN, etc.). Wrangler was developed by Johnston Seed Company using breeding lines liscensed by Oklahoma State University.

Wrangler has excellent winter hardiness, drought tolerance, and disease resistance making it one of the most widely used seeded bermudagrasses.

Wrangler should be planted in late May/early June when soil temperatures reach 65 degrees F. Plantings through summers months are successful when adaquate moisture is available for germination and seedling establishment. It should be planted at a rate of 8 to 12 pounds per acre at a depth of 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch using a Brillion seeder. If seeder is unavailable broadcasting is an option but roll and harrow should be used.

Wrangler prefers a firm seed bed free of weeds in order to provide good seed to soil contact. A pH level of 6.0-7.5 is recommended to allow maximum production. At seeding, higher levels of phosphorous and potassium should be applied to promote seedling vigor and good root development. A lower amount of nitrogen at planting will help prevent excessive weed growth. When seedling develops increase nitrogen application to promote plant growth. A total of 100 to 200 pounds/acre of Nitrogen, 65 pounds/acre of Phosphorous and 200 pounds/acre of Potassium in split applications should be applied for maximum production.

Wrangler is tolerant of light application of 2-4D during seedling stage to help control broadleaf weeds. Residual herbicides are not recommended during the first 60 days.

Wrangler should be ready to harvest every 30 to 60 days depending on moisture and fertility. As a rule, the more frequent cuttings provide higher quality forage with less total dry matter while less frequent cuttings reduce quality but increase dry matter production.

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