Ranch Hand™

$0.80 /lb

A good Ranch Hand™ can do it all and that’s just what this mix will do. There’s been an increase in demand for season-long covers with more diversity. The Ranch Hand is a predominantly warm season mix that is very well suited for grazing. This mix will perform well as a multipurpose blend in the tough conditions of western environments.

Drilled Seeding Rate: 20 lbs/acre
Broadcast Seeding Rate: 25 lbs/acre

Mix Ratios

Mix Ratios

Sorghum Sudangrass 20%
Peredovik Sunflowers 15%
Common Vetch 10%
German Millet 10%
Rape Seed 10%
Flax 10%
Oats 10%
Crimson Clover 5%
Forage Collards 5%
Winfred Brassica 5%
These amounts are based on percentage of full seeding rate

Product Guide

Planting

  • Planting Time: Late Spring – Summer
    • Minimum soil temp of 60 degrees is required for the warm season species to germinate
  • Drilled Seeding Rate: 20 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast Seeding Rate: 25 lbs/acre
  • Ideal Seed Depth: ½”

Fertility + Weed Control

  • If grazing is intended and soil fertility levels are low, consider applying 25-50 lbs/acre of nitrogen at planting to increase total biomass production.
  • Plant into a clean, weed-free seedbed.
  • If weeds are present at planting, consider applying Glyphosate @ 32 oz/acre before or after planting but before crop emergence to control existing weeds.

*Always read and follow label instructions before application.

Disclaimer: All products and rates were provided by university-based sources and product labels. Always follow label instructions and consult your local chemical dealer and seed dealer before making any applications or planting of the seed.

Management

  • Ranch Hand can be grazed as soon as there is adequate growth to support livestock. It is best to wait until the sorghum-sudangrass is at least 18-20” tall.
  • Regrowth potential on the blend is very good, so multiple grazing passes is an option under good growing conditions.
  • Avoid grazing for 5-7 days following a killing frost. The entire mix is then safe to graze for the remainder of the fall and winter.
  • All species in the blend will winterkill, so termination is not necessary.
  • Some residue will be gained from this blend, but not too much to prevent effective no-tilling. Follow normal tillage plan for the following crops.

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