Mohawk Bermudagrass – Perennial

Mohawk Bermudagrass – Perennial
Improved Forage Bermudagrass

Forage Dealers


Developed by Dr. Lincoln Taylor at Virginia Tech, Mohawk is one of the most cold tolerant bermuda varieties available.  It is high yielding and can be used for both grazing and hay production.  When compared to other popular seeded bermudas, Mohawk is a proven top performer.  With superior cold tolerance, it is well adapted from the southern areas of California, Oklahoma and Missouri, east to Virginia.

Type: Warm season perennial

Adaptation: Across the southern 1/3 of the U.S. from California to Virginia. Mohawk is well-suited to sandy soils but will thrive in most well-drained loam soils.

Uses: Mohawk can be used for both grazing and hay production throughout the spring and summer months under good management practices.

Planting: Rate: 15 lbs./acre

Date: Late spring through early summer when soil temperatures at a 4" depth are 65°F or above. Plow and cultipack to develop a firm seedbed. Proper firmness is indicated by a heel print no more than 1/8" deep in the soil.

Depth: 1/8" depth maximum.

Fertilizer:   Apply lime, phosphorus and potassium ferilizer according to soil test recommendations.  Apply 20-30 lbs/A of nitrogen at planting time. When the new plants begin to develop runners, apply an additional 50-60 lbs/A of nitrogen. 

Management: Delay grazing newly established bermuda until forage is 8" to 10" tall.  On established bermuda stands, apply 50 - 75 lbs/A of nitrogen for each cutting of hay.  If grazed, apply up to 150 lbs. of nitrogen per year in split applications throughout the summer.  The last nitrogen application each year should be made a minimum of 6-8 weeks prior to the expected date of a killing frost to help prevent cold injury.  Do not graze or clip for hay shorter than 2". Rotate animals more often during periods of drought stress.

Available Product Size(s): 25 lb



Bill Wade
Dayton, TX


“I stack my hay in the barn according to the variety and everyone goes right to the Mohawk because of its finer stem and leaf. My horse customers now want nothing but Mohawk. With Mohawk, I have found a hay product that is high in digestibility with excellent nutritive value. It establishes quicker than sprigged varieties and grows as tall as Coastal and Jiggs but with a finer stem and leaf. I will use Mohawk again to renovate fields and establish new ones.”
Bill Wade
Dayton, TX

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