Meadow fescue needs fertile soils for optimum performance.

Description

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 semi-bunch type, cool season, European grass that has great winter hardiness. It will yield slightly less than tall fescue and orchardgrass but has better fiber digestibility and palatability for grazing applications.

Management

Meadow fescue needs fertile soils for optimum performance. They work well in intensively managed grazing or hay production if not moved lower than 3 inches.

Establishment

Meadow fescue will establish faster than tall fescue or orchardgrass but will still benefit from a nurse crop. 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.

HDR Meadow Fescue

Description:

  • Product of Barenbrug USA
  • High yielding, Digestible and disease Resistant
  • Most digestible and high energy forage grass
  • HDR contains Pradel, the most disease resistant meadow fescue variety on the market
Laura Meadow Fescue

Description:

  • Early spring growth
  • Persistent and winter hardy
  • Even productivity First cut yields are very high combined with an excellent leafy regrowth in the aftermath
  • Recommended in cold or wet areas