Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest You may have heard the rumor that crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) hates you. Those who profit from the sale of lawn care products may like you to believe that, but despite the claims, it really isn’t true. Each year crabgrass works toward accomplishing the goal of all living things, to reproduce, and if it had a life motto it might be something like: “Life is short, so live it!” Any plant out of place can be considered a weed and in the eye of many, crabgrass fits this description. However in a forage system, crabgrass can be the right plant, in the right place, at the right time.Crabgrass is an annual warm-season grass that reproduces by seed and completes it’s lifecycle in a timeframe offset from that of commonly used cool-season grasses like tall fescue, orchardgrass, and ryegrass. It begins germinating when soil temperatures reach 58 degrees F and can thrive while other species lay dormant in the summer heat. It has few known pests and pathogens and can grow well on marginal sites. Intentionally utilizing crabgrass as forage could lead to opportunities for extending the grazing season and producing high quality hay during the warmest periods of Ohio summers.In 1849 crabgrass was introduced by the U.S. government for use as forage and has since spread across the nation. The Noble Foundation has been conducting research on crabgrass as forage in Ardmore, Oklahoma since the 1970s. In the 1980s the Noble Foundation released the first cultivated crabgrass variety, “Red River,” later followed by the variety, “Quick N’ Big.”Universities and producers have also experimented with these varieties and have found that they produce forage of excellent nutritive value with high intake and rate of gain by livestock, particularly beef cattle. Under good growing conditions and management to reduce seed head development, values of up to 15% crude protein (CP) and averages of 10% CP from June through September have been observed for crabgrass ‘Quick N’ Big’. Rotational grazing has proven more efficient for dry matter production and animal gains than continuous grazing. If managed for hay, crabgrass should yield at least two substantial harvests per year. Care should be taken to keep crabgrass vegetative during production through removal of seed heads, thereby preserving good nutritive value throughout the summer.Well drained soil is best for crabgrass. It is tolerant of soils with 5.5-7.5 pH. Seed should be broadcast on a tilled soil surface or drilled at ¼ inch at a rate of 3-5 pounds of pure live seed per acre and cultipacked. If crabgrass has established well and is allowed to reseed for the next season, lower seeding rates may be effective in subsequent years. With adequate moisture, seeds will germinate in a few days and be ready for grazing in about 30 days. Crabgrass is highly responsive to nitrogen, so split applications can generously increase dry matter yields. Defoliation heights can be tolerated to as low as 3 inches, stands can be ready to graze at 6 inches, and cutting for hay should occur during early boot or about 18 inches high. Crabgrass hay may take longer to cure than other popular forages. Dry matter yield typically ranges from 2-5 tons/acre. It can be incorporated in crop rotations with other annual crops, used as an emergency forage, or allowed to intermix with other forage species. It is unlikely that you will find crabgrass seed on the shelves of your local Ohio seed dealer, but it can be ordered from the supplier and variety developer, R.L. Dalrymple of Oklahoma.Your neighbors may think you are crazy if you decide to grow crabgrass on purpose, but in truth it would be crazy to pass up the opportunity to boost forage production, animal gains, and profitability. So while your neighbor tends to the pursuit of the perfect lawn, you can tend to the pursuit of perfect forage for your cattle, which may include the undue black sheep of forage, crabgrass.
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If you enjoy sequels, check out the one that just opened Saturday in the San Fernando Valley. It’s called “Son of Red Car – the Orange Line.” Trust me. You’ll laugh till you cry. It’s a transportation docudrama about the future, which – get this – turns out to resemble the past. They just changed the colors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week If you remember Ike, the Helms Man, and Webers bread bologna sandwiches for lunch five days a week, you’re probably shaking your head and laughing today. Stick around long enough, and everything old becomes new. And now a clone of the Pacific Electric Red Car trolleys that crisscrossed the Valley until the early 1950s has returned. They’re called Metroliners these days – bigger, faster and sleeker. They don’t have the overhead electric wiring and bell clanging, but they’re traveling down the streets in special lanes, just like the old days. Hey, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks likes a duck, it’s a duck. “It’s amazing – we’re recycling ourselves,” says Ralph Herman Sr. who used to ride the old Red Car with his dad from their home in Reseda to the store his pop ran at Hollywood and Vine. He’s right. It does feel like we’ve seen this movie before, doesn’t it? We did. We lived it. I caught the tail end of the Red Car era. In 1954, my cousin, Joe, and I used to walk up to Glenoaks Boulevard from his parents’ home on Rosedale Avenue on the Glendale/Burbank border to ride the trolley to school at St. Robert Bellermine’s. Joe was in sixth grade. I was failing fifth. I wound up passing with a D-minus special, which I believe is still the school record for the lowest passing grade any student has ever received. My teacher – Sister Mary Norbatina, a nun out of the old school – loved two things in life more than anything. God and red ant colonies. She could sit or kneel for hours mesmerized by both. I couldn’t help her out with God, but I could kiss up to her by finding red ant colonies in the dirt on the school grounds during lunchtime. So that’s what I did to pass. Scouted red ant colonies for a nun. Sister Mary thanked me with a D-minus special. Anyway, the Red Car worked like a charm in L.A. until the last line in Burbank and Glendale was shut down in 1955. It fell victim to changing times and low ridership. We all fell in love with our cars, and the auto manufacturers and tire companies were only too happy to help us put the last nail in the Red Car’s coffin. Now, more than 50 years later, we still love our cars. Trouble is we love them sitting in a parking lot called a freeway, blowing $3-a-gallon gas out the tailpipe. The people we pay to figure out our transportation needs and get us out of gridlock finally came up with a great idea. Light rail and subways were just too expensive and disruptive to build. So, hey, let’s bring back the old Red Cars we killed on our streets half a century ago, and call it the new Orange Line. Time marches on. I was going to take a ride on “Son of Red Car” Saturday to check it out, but I got to thinking what Patti Hudson said the other day. She’s the young woman I wrote about earlier in the week who barely survived the Metrolink derailment in Glendale in January when some wacko decided to park his SUV on the tracks to end it all. He chickened out, jumped to safety, and lived. But he did end it all for 11 other people on that train. Patti was almost fatality No. 12. She’s not riding Metrolink anymore, and I asked her if she was going to take the new Metroliner bus from her home in Northridge to her job in downtown L.A. now. Patti said she probably would, but not for at least a couple of weeks. She wants the people still in their cars to get used to seeing the Metroliners sharing the road with them in the Valley. She’s already had one idiot in an SUV almost take her life on the train. She doesn’t want to chance some other idiot zoning out on a cell phone and blowing past the big orange “M” warning signs posted at Metroliner intersections. I think Patti’s being too optimistic. I’d give it a month. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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