Laura is a very high yielding meadow fescue with an early spring growth and an early to medium heading date. Laura establishes very well with perennial ryegrass. Laura is especially recommended in cold and wet areas. It is high yielding in the first cut, with very good regrowth in the aftermath. Laura has high yields of very digestible dry matter in all cuts. It has proven persistence in Austria with high yields up to 5-6 years. It is also very aggressive with good winter hardiness.
- Good Digestibility
- Good Disease Resistance
- High Yield Potent
- Good Winterhardiness
- Widely Adaptable
Laura establishes very quickly which makes it very competitive with perennial ryegrass. The first cut yields are very high combined with an excellent leafy regrowth in the aftermath. Therefore Laura has high yields of very digestible drymatter in all cuts. Because of the very leafy regrowth of this variety it is also very suitable for grazing or a combination of cut and grazing managements.
Of all the different grass species, meadow fescue has one of the broadest ranges of application. From dry hay to pasture, from heavy soils to light, meadow fescue can provide good tonnage and excellent quality. Meadow fescue is a semibunch type, cool season, European grass that has great winter hardiness. It will yield slightly less than tall fescue and orchard grass but has better fiber digestibility and palatability for grazing applications.
Meadow fescue will establish faster than tall fescue or orchardgrass but will still benefit from a nurse crop. Seeding depth should be between 0.25 and 0.5 inches or when planted with a legume, 0.25 inches is preferred. Use a low rate of a small grain or combine with festulolium or ryegrass to help suppress weeds. Meadow fescue is a good no-till option but will not express itself until the following year.
Meadow fescue needs fertile soils for optimum performance. They work well in intensively managed grazing or hay production if not mowed lower than 3 inches.
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