LIPALMA tall fescue is top in sward density and rust resistance. Lipalma was developed in Germany by DSV seeds. This tall fescue variety shows a good yield distribution over all cuts. Therefore LIPALMA is suited for growing under extensive use and dry areas
- Tolerates drought and heat well
- Also tolerates wet soil and grazing traffic
- Very long lived
- Emergence is very early
- Intermediate to dense sward
- A decent amount of dry matter produced
Lipalma tall fescue 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 at .25 to .50 inches deep immediately after harvest. When seeding in a prepared seed bed, make sure sufficient packing has been done before and after seed is put down. For a faster establishment you can also apply 20 to 30 units of N.
Lipalma can be planted with alfalfa, with grass hay mixes, or simply in monoculture for hay or pasture systems. Remember that Lipalma, 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. Lipalma can tolerate less than ideal fertility but, like most crops, it gives the best yield and quality in balanced soils. Lipalma is the best grass for stockpile grazing.
Tags: DSV Seeds, Tall Fescue