BarOptima PLUS E34 is the next generation forage tall fescue. It is a high energy and high yielding variety, which is bred in association with the revolutionary beneficial endophyte E34.
- Healthy reproduction
- Reduced vet costs
- Stress-free pasture management
- Increased intake
- High digestibility
- Late heading
- Increased average daily gain
BarOptima PLUS E34
BarOptima PLUS E34 is the next generation forage tall fescue. It is a high energy and high yielding variety, bred in association with the revolutionary beneficial endophyte E34. Barenbrug places strong emphasis on developing forages that have high nutritional quality, strong persistence, and great yield. Barenbrug has incorporated all three of these traits in one product, BarOptima PLUS E34. Barenbrug has brought together their best soft leaf Tall Fescue germplasm and the beneficial endophyte E34. What are the advantages? An extremely palatable forage that is completely safe for livestock. Herd health is improved because there is no danger of fescue toxicity. A healthy herd means longer grazing times on high quality forage. Average daily weight gains can double. Larger weight gains and a healthier herd mean more profitability. Are there other advantages? The endophyte E34 gives BarOptima persistence by making it more disease and pest resistant. BarOptima PLUS E34 is also more drought and heat resistant than endophyte free varieties. Three words best summarize BarOptima PLUS E34; Safe, Sustainable, and Profitable.
BarOptima PLUS E34 is fairly easy to establish, but remember, a good seed bed is at the heart of excellent stands of hay or pasture. It can be no-tilled into existing alfalfa stands (.25 to .50 inches deep) immediately after harvest. (Talk to your dealer about the proper timing for your area.) When seeding in a prepared seed bed, make sure sufficient packing has been done before and after seed is put down. Also, 20 to 30 units of N at seeding is necessary for a faster establishment.
BarOptima PLUS E34 can be planted with alfalfa, with grass hay mixes, or simply in mono-culture for hay or pasture systems. Remember that BarOptima PLUS E34, like most cool season grasses, stores 90% of food for regrowth after harvest in the bottom 2 to 2.5 inches of the stem. This means that for maximum growth and production at least 3 to 4 inches of stubble should remain after harvest. Also, for top yield, we recommend 1 to 1.5 lbs of available N for each day of growth. BarOptima PLUS E34 can tolerate less than ideal fertility but, like most crops, it gives best yield and quality in balanced soils. BarOptima PLUS E34 is the best grass for stockpile grazing.
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