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Quantum II Tall Fescue

SUMMER ACTIVE AND EXCELLENT SEASONAL QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF FEED PRODUCED

An outstanding continental  tall fescue that offers excellent quality feed over the growing season.  It has improved seedling vigour over older type continental fescues which provides faster establishment.

Description

SUMMER ACTIVE AND EXCELLENT SEASONAL QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF FEED PRODUCED

An outstanding continental  tall fescue that offers excellent quality feed over the growing season.  It has improved seedling vigour over older type continental fescues which provides faster establishment.

  • Ready to graze in 70-110 days
  • Improved leaf softness for increased palatability
  • Reduced aftermath heading for increased quality over the growing season
  • Sowing rates should be 8–25kg/ha
  • Sowing depth within the range of 5-15mm
  • Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

Sowing and establishment

Tall fescues have relatively slow seedling growth compared with perennial ryegrass so must not be sown in ryegrass mixtures. Sow in spring or early autumn at 22-32 kg/ha (Superstrike treated seed) with 4-6 kg/ha Superstrike treated white clover and with Chico chicory. Sow within the range of 5-15 mm, certainly not deeper. Tall fescues perform best under good fertility and regular use of nitrogen.

Grazing Management

Take care not to overgraze during establishment – short, sharp grazings are best. Do not allow tall fescue to become rank, as palatability declines markedly. To maintain maximum quality and palatability, tall fescue pastures should be maintained below a height of 10-15 cm. Grazing Method: Rotational Grazed – Long Term
Pasture quality
Annual and seasonal metabolisable energy per hectare (MJME/ha) of two tall fescue cultivars.