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Festulolium

Festulolium is a cross between a fescue and a ryegrass.

Description

Festulolium is a cross between a fescue and a ryegrass. There are thousands of ways to cross, but these are the best available in the world.

Management

Festulolium fertilizer requirement are intermediate between ryegrass and tall fescue.

Establishment

Seed size is identical in size and weight with tall fescue and they mix well together without separating. Seeding rate as a nurse crop with tall fescue and alfalfa is between 2 to 3 lbs per acre. For pastures in the upper Midwest, we use 5 lbs per acre. For a pure stand the seeding rate is the same as tall fescue. This is not commonly done as stand life is approximately 3 years with the fist year being the most productive and declining from there on. However this characteristic with its fast establishment makes it an excellent nurse crop for alfalfa and tall fescue.

Perun
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Description:

  • Our most popular choice as a nurse crop for spring-seeded alfalfa or clover and tall fescue for either haylage or pasture
  • A very rapid establishing grass
  • As with Lofa, a very high sugar grass
  • Meadow fescue/ryegrass cross
  • Available in organic
Zones: 1,2,3,4
Barfest
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Description:

  • A more perennial festulolium than Lofa or Perun
  • Doesn't start as fast as either Lofa or Perun
  • Very dense
Zones: 1,2,3,4
Lofa
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Description:

  • Our choice for fall seeding
  • Lofa & Perun can be counted on for about 3 years
  • Very fast establishing
  • Tall fescue/ryegrass cross
  • Very high sugar
Zones: 1,2,3,4