KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus is a great mixture for balage. A mix of tall fescue and festulolium.
KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus
KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus can grow in wet conditions well but is also very drought tolerant. On dairy farms, KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus is a fabulous addition to the hay portfolio and on beef operations in the Midwest, it remains the foundation of pasture systems. In the past number of years, KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus has made many appearances at the World Dairy Expo Forage Super Bowl! Our suppliers are heavily invested in KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus breeding programs and bring us a wide selection of varieties for the various situations we face throughout the Midwest. Note: All varieties are endophyte free (except BarOptima).
KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus is relatively 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 the seed is put down. Also, 20 to 30 units of N at seeding is necessary for a faster establishment.
KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus can be planted with alfalfa, with grass hay mixes, or simply in mono-culture for hay or pasture systems. Remember that tall fescue, 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. KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus can tolerate less than ideal fertility but, like most crops, it gives the best yield and quality in balanced soils. KingFisher Premium Hay Blend Plus is the best grass for stockpile grazing.
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