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You deserve a better bahiagrass

Thanks to advanced science and the outstanding University of Florida breeding program, your growing season is now longer than ever. UF-Riata is a purebred diploid bahiagrass that features improved cold tolerance and a growing season that extends well into the spring and fall months, when days are shorter and temperatures are lower. It also exhibits excellent stand establishment and seedling vigor.

The highest yielding bahiagrass on the market, UF-Riata can be planted farther North than other varieties. This variey is bred to start early in the Spring and go late into the Fall. Because it grows from frost to frost, it gives superior yields in the summer months compared to other varieties. UF-Riata is not as photosensitive to short daylight periods as other varieties — so when the days are short in the Spring and Fall, UF-Riata will still actively grow. This gives you higher yields for a longer period of time and extra grazing or hay cuttings throughout the year.

If you demand the best from your bahiagrass, get UF-Riata now, available exclusively from Ragan & Massey.

You must sign and return our Purchase Agreement to complete your UF-Riata purchase.


Seed Species: Bahiagrass

Coverage Area: 2.5 acres

Mature Height: 24 inches

Where to use:

Use in the southeastern US to establish a new pasture.

When to use:

For best results, plant in early spring, until summer.

How to use:

For best results, plant in a well-prepared bed.

  • Plant seeds no deeper than 1/2 inch deep
  • Adequate moisture is required for proper germination
  • Lime according to soil test and fertilize periodically with high nitrogen fertilizer
  • Plant 20 lbs. per acre



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