An Organic Festulolium-based Grass Clover Mixture, a fast starting mix that is of very high quality. This mix can be used for wet hay and/or managed grazing. The main component, Organic Lofa festulolium, is very fast starting, high yielding and of excellent forage quality, but is short lived (typically 3 years). Plant this mix and expect performance. Also contains longer lived species. Can be used to thicken weak alfalfa stands and thin pastures.
- Very fast establishing
- Wet hay or grazing
- Fast high yields
- 3 year life span
- Plant this mix and expect performance
Using pasture mixes on your farm is a smart move. They’re versatile and more forgiving to adverse soil and climate conditions than monocultures. Mixes usually provide better nutrition and yield across the growing season. However, pastures need good management to be able to optimize the potential. Regular mowing and fertilizing are just as important as rotational grazing in maintaining a proper pasture balance.
An early fall planting is best seeding or drilled 1/4 inch deep into a well prepared seed bed. If a seeder or drill is not available, the seed can be broadcast and rolled firm with a cultipacker. Make sure weeds are controlled before establishment. Spring planting is possible but competition must be suppressed. Most of the upper Midwest is Spring planted.
Use the equivalent of about 40 pounds of N to kick-start the seedlings. Clip the pasture when the seedlings are about 6 to 8 inches high to encourage density. Do not graze until firmly rooted. Rotational grazing is best to promote persistence. Manure or fertilizer in the fall will help with winterhardiness.
Organic seeds are grown by certified organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices required by the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. No chemical fertilizer, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides are allowed in the production of this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production, processing, and packaging of this seed. Organic certificate available upon request.
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