Organic Tower tall fescue is the best dual purpose fescue from DLF. This highly digestible grass can be used for grazing or hay production. Tall fescue has a strong agronomic constitution that allows season-long productivity that is unmatched by other coo-season grasses. Tall fescue can grow well in wet conditions but as also very drought tolerant. On dairy farms, tall fescue is a great 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, tall fescue has made many appearances at the World Dairy Expo Forage Analysis Super bowl including as the Grand Campion haylage! While tall fescue has long been thought of as a southern grass, endophyte free tall fescues are thriving in Wisconsin and Minnesota. For out southern farmers, Novel endophyte tall fescue are the way to go.
- Soft-leaved variety
- Late heading
- Great for hay or pasture & fiver digestibility
- Endophyte Free
- High tiller density
Organic Tower tall fescue can be planted with alfalfa, with grasses hay mixes, or simply in monoculture 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 3-4 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. Another way to look at nitrogen is that it will take a total of 25 lbs. N for each ton of dry matter harvested. Sulphur is also very necessary for proper conversion of the N to crude protein. all fescue can tolerate less than ideal fertility but, like most crops, it gives best yield and quality in balanced soils. Tall fescue is the best grass for stockpile grazing.
Organic tall fescue is easy to establish; but remember, a good seedbed is at the heart of excellent stands of hay or pasture. It can be no-tilled into existing alfalfa stands (0.25 to 0.50 inch deep) immediately after harvest. When seeding in a prepared seedbed, 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.
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