RIATA PLUS BERMUDAGRASS
Riata® by Johnston Seed | Grasses

RIATA PLUS BERMUDAGRASS

#2235 | CYNODON DACTYLON

RIATA BROCHURE

Summary

Riata Plus Bermudagrass is a blend of superior seeded bermudagrasses Wrangler and Riviera, specially formulated for close grazing livestock or heavily grazed paddocks. Both varieties have superior proven winter hardiness to as far north as Kansas City, Missouri and both green up in the spring earlier than any other seeded forage bermudagrasses.

Individually, Riviera is a high-performance, turf-type bermudagrass with extremely high shoot density, fine leaf texture, and excellent wear recovery. Riviera is used in many professional and college sports turf applications, proving its ability to withstand rigorous traffic wear. Riviera can be mowed to 3/8 inch and continues to thrive. Wrangler is a medium-textured bermudagrass, which grows taller and has a wider leaf blade. Together these varieties offer the best package for the equine professional when it comes to maximizing forage production and grazing tolerance. For the transition zone, there is not a better performing forage to withstand the rigors of intensive and close grazing horses, especially in small paddocks where extreme traffic is an issue.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
6" - 12"
Bloom Period
Mid-Spring
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Rhizomatous
Sun Requirement
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Plant Information

Planting Season
Summer - Late-Spring
Plant Depth
0.25"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seed Treatment
Coated
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
CYNODON
Species
CYNODON DACTYLON

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 12 LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

How to Use & Apply

Riata Plus bermudagrass seed can be planted during spring and summer months after the soil temperature has reached about 65 F. Spring plantings are usually best because of the generally higher rainfall and better growing conditions compared to summer. Summer plantings that can be irrigated are entirely feasible. The cutoff date for planting in the summer depends upon geographic location. As a general rule, the further north you plant the earlier the cutoff date. The Wrangler is a very cold tolerant bermudagrass but it has to have time to develop and establish prior to frost in the fall.

Applications

Forage & Grazing

Riata Bermudagrass Blend is a great choice for confined or closed grazing livestock. Excellent traffic tolerance and highly palatable forage are just a few of advantages that Riata offer.

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

Riata’s combination of qualities enables it a good fit for many applications. All these great qualities provide the very best in stress tolerances and adaptation. Highly erodible areas are easily remedied once ‘Riata’ is established.  Once established ‘Riata’ provides the strongest possible ground cover to protect the area from further damage.

Roadside

Riata also works well for a wide variety of turf applications. Riata is less expensive than Riviera and provides a far superior surface for heavily used areas.

Landscaping

Riata also works well for a wide variety of turf applications. Riata is less expensive than Riviera and provides a far superior surface for heavily used areas.

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