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  1. Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 356-358
    Received: Feb 26, 1968
    Published: July, 1968



Effect of Height of Cut on Yield of Pensacola Bahiagrass1

  1. E. R. Beaty,
  2. Robert L. Stanley and
  3. John Powell2



A clipping study on Pensacola bahiagrass (Paspalumnotatum var. ‘saurae Parodi’) over a 2-year period, 1965 and 1966, showed that approximately 40% of the forage produced was within 2.54 cm of the soil surface. An additional 16 to 18% of the forage was produced between 2.54 and 5.08 cm from the surface. Only 9 to 16% of the forage was produced above 12.7 cm. N application tended to increase slightly the amount of forage produced above 12.7 cm and decrease the percent produced below 5.08 cm.

Conventional clipping at a height at 6.25 cm recovered 22 to 44% of the forage on the area and appears to be an unsatisfactory method for evaluating bahiagrass forage production. Clipping removed a lower percent of the forage present at the June and October harvests than at the July, August, or September clippings.

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