Seed, Fertilizer and Plenty of Friendly Advice
Spring is the ideal time to renovate grass pastures for cattle and horses, especially after the devastating fall 2017 drought and ensuing winter weather we went through.
Cherokee Feed & Seed has all the latest products and friendly advice to help bring back productivity of grass pastures that livestock and horses depend on. We’ve brought in tons of quality seed, fertilizer, lime and herbicides, all at great savings of course, to help you green up fast.
Pasture Grass Seed
We know that high-quality seed produces strong forages of grass for grazing and hay production. We offer a broad range of seed types from leading companies specially selected for our Georgia climate to produce maximum plant growth.
Seed types we offer include:
- Orchard Grass Seed
- Annual Rye Grass Seed
- Perennial Rye Grass Seed
- MaxQ Tall Jessup Fescue Grass Seed
- Kentucky 31 Fescue Grass Seed
- Kentucky 32 Fescue Grass Seed
- Bermuda Grass Seed
- Creeping Red Fescue Grass Seed
- Titan Two Fescue Grass Seed
- Brown Top Millet Grass Seed
- Plus, more
We can special order any grass seed if you don’t see it on the list. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Fertilizer for Pasture and Gardens
Plants need nutrients provided in fertilizer to promote growth and create strong stands.
Fertilizer we carry include:
- And Royal-Grow Liquid Fertilizers!
We can special order any fertilizer if you don’t see it on the list. Contact us to discuss your needs with friendly, hometown advice.
Lime for Creating Ideal Soil pH Levels
Lime is spread to make certain nutrients contained in the fertilizer more readily available for absorption by the plant while making some toxic elements less available (i.e. aluminum). More nutrients mean more efficient use of fertilizer. Liming also improves organic matter decomposition by helping to increase desirable microbial activity.
Lime products we have include:
- Pelleted Lime
- Powdered Lime
- Urea (special order)
- Pot Ash (special order)
Remember, we can special order any lime products, such as urea or pot ash, if you don’t see it on the list. Contact us for the latest information on fertilizer developments.
Getting Your Soil pH Tested by the County Cooperative Extension
We recommend having your soil tested by your UGA county cooperative extension service so you know exactly what nutrients your soil needs for maximum root development and plant growth. The correct pH level allows nutrients in the soil to be absorbed by roots and distributed to the blades where it’s converted into food. The soil test report indicates how many pounds per acre of fertilizer containing the right mix of essential elements are needed so you don’t over apply or under do it.
Please note that Cherokee Feed & Seed does not provide soil testing services.
Here’s a list of helpful sources for getting your soil tested in Georgia:
- List of UGA Extension agents in all county offices: http://extension.uga.edu/about/county/index.cfm
- UGA Soil Test Web site:
- Additional UGA Soil Testing & Preparation Web site: http://extension.uga.edu/agriculture/soil/
Herbicides for Weed Control
Cherokee Feed & Seed carries a full line of professional herbicides, such as 2,4-D Amine and Grazon, for spraying to kill unwanted weeds. In addition, we offer fungicides and insecticides to keep your flowers, plant and vegetables healthy.
We carry top-name herbicide brands including:
- Weed Mark
- Pasture Pro
- Prowl H2O
- Garden Tech
- High Yield
We can special order any herbicides or insecticides if you don’t see it on the list. Contact us to discuss products needed for a weed-free, bug-free pasture or lawn.
3-Point Hitch Sprayers for Weed Control
We also have boom and boomless 3-point hitch sprayers in stock from Ag Spray Equipment company. Learn more about our 200 gallon, Ag Spray Equipment sprayers or watch the video on Cherokee Feed & Seed’s YouTube channel.
No-Till Seed Drill Rental
The most effective way to grow grass seed is to obtain 100% soil coverage. And the only way to accurately achieve this time-after-time is to plant seed using a no-till seed drill (grain drill) that places seed directly into the earth at an optimal depth without plowing, disking or tilling.
Cattlemen and horse farm owners use no-till seed drills to:
- Refresh or strengthen existing pastures and hay fields
- Establish new stands for hay, deer or other wildlife
- Improve soil quality by adding legumes or daikon radishes
- Practice good conservation by planting without losing soil to erosion or the wind
Cherokee Feed & Seed has two grain drill models to choose from depending on your needs:
For large fields – The Haybuster 107C with 10 ft. 6 in. seeding width
For smaller pastures or paddocks – The compact Great Plains 606NT with 5 ft. 8” seeding width
Both units require a 50 hp or greater tractor, hydraulic hose connections and pin hitch. The rental price is the same for each unit: $10/acre with a $150 minimum. Learn more about no-till seed/grain rental in Georgia from Cherokee Feed & Seed or contact us. Reservations are required, please.
Complete Pasture Maintenance Services
Cherokee Feed & Seed can provide names of independent contractors who offer a one-stop solution to all your pasture maintenance needs. A deep, rich stand grass is the best source of nutrition for you horses and cattle.
Pasture maintenance services include:
- Soil pH testing
- No-till seed drilling
- Pasture over-seeding
- Spraying for weed control
- Bush hogging
Pasture experts can consult with you on renovation, establishing new fields and creating wildlife food plots. Learn more about expert pasture maintenance services by independent providers.
Contact us to discuss discounts on bulk purchases of seed, fertilizer, lime and chemicals for your pastures. We look forward to speaking with you.