Tower Tall Fescue

$4.38 per lb
Total (50 lbs): $219.00

Tower tall fescue is the best dual-purpose fescue from DLF with excellent yield, digestibility, and persistence. 

Weight: 50 lbs Seed Rate: 25 to 30 lbs/acre Stock Status: In Stock Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Brand:

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Description

Tower tall fescue is the best dual purpose fescue from DLF, this highly digestible grass can be used for grazing or hay production. Tower has excellent yield and persistence. Tall fescue has a strong agronomic constitution that allows season-long productivity that is unmatched by other cool-season grasses. Tall fescue can grow well in wet conditions but is also very drought tolerant. On dairy farms, tall fescue is a great addition to the hay portfolio, and on beef operation’s in the Midwest it remains the foundation of pasture systems. 

In the past number of years, tall fescue has made many appearance’s at the World Dairy Expo Forage Analysis Super bowl including as the Grand Champion 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 endophytes tall fescue are the way to go. 

  • Soft-leaved variety
  • Late heading
  • Great for hay or pasture & fiber digestibility
  • Endophyte Free
  • High tiller density

Management

Tall fescue can be planted with alfalfa, with grass 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 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. Tall 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. 

Establishment

Tall fescue is 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 (0.25 to 0.50 inch 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. Also, 20-30 units of N at seeding is necessary for a faster establishment. Suggested seed rate is 25-30 lbs./A monoculture and 6-12 lbs./ acre in mixes 

 


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Weight 50 lbs