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Big 8 Management Guide


  • Planting Time: Late Spring – Early Summer
  • Seeding Rate: 35 lbs/acre drilled or broadcast
  • Seeding Depth: ½ – 1”
  • Plant into a clean, firm seed bed when both drilling or broadcasting
  • Package: 35 lb bags

If planted early enough, Big 8 will help fix nitrogen for your fall green plots. Simply terminate and work in the soil before you plant Green Beast and/or Frosty Feed and save on fertilizer costs.


  • If maximum biomass is desired, use the fertilizer rates below:
  Recommended Application Rate (Lbs/acre)
Soil Fertility Level Nitrogen (N) Phosphorus (P2O5) Potassium (K2O)
High 0 0 0
Medium 0 30 30
Low 30 50 60

*Rates are recommended if no soil test is taken.

Weed Control

  • Plant into a clean, weed-free seed bed for reduced weed competition
  • If weeds are present, use the following herbicide(s) below:
Timing Herbicide Rate Notes Weeds Controlled Control Method
Preplant or Preemergence Makaze (Glyphosate) 32 oz/acre Apply any time before crop emergence Grasses & Broadleaves Contact


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 seed.