Lack of daylight hours drives much of our change, though the end of the rainy season and the cooler nights also play a part in the pattern.
Our Bahia Pasture Begins to Fade
Bahia adapts well to our hot, humid conditions, but nearly goes dormant between the late September and mid-March.
To do well, Bahia needs at least 12 hours of sunlight daily and temperatures that don’t fall below 70. By November, we weren’t meeting either criterion and we knew we would soon need to buy hay.