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Characteristics:Tall_Fescue

  • Tall Fescue is a deep rooted, robust perennial grass. It is excellent for grazing purposes especially in a mix with ryegrass, chicory and clover.
  • It can tolerate water logging, salinity heat and drought good. Do not allow tall fescue to rank as palatability declines markedly. To get best results maintain at a height of 15-20cm.
  • Agricol have a wide range of Tall Fescue cultivars from early to late heading dates:
  • Verdant. Jenna, Duramax and Fuego
  • Sowing rate: Sow in autumn and early spring at 25-32kg/ha with 4-6kg/ha clover and chicory.
  • Production periods are autumn and spring. Makes good hay, silage and excellent forage. React better on N-fertiliser during Autumn and early Spring. Do not apply nitrogen in summer, only in autumn and early spring.

 

CROP/SPECIE 

CULTIVARS
*PBR # EXCL

SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Tall Fescue
  • *Jenna – soft leaf
  • # Fuego
  • * Verdant –soft leaf (palatable)
  • Duramax
Pure: 25-30kg/ha

Mix: 5-25kg/ha

750mm+ per year Western Cape
Eastern Cape
Eastern Free State
North West Province
Mpumalanga
KZN
Autumn(Mar-May)
Spring(Sep-Oct)
Adapted to wide range of soil types, especially lands with waterlogged conditions.

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