Grazemore

Festulolium

Festulolium loliaceum

Technical Data Sheet

Description

Grazemore is a Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass and Meadow Fescue cross to combine the production of the ryegrass with the persistence and productivity of the fescue. With softer leaves, Grazemore Festulolium is best suited to heavy grazing environments. Easily digestible sugar content leads to increased palatability over other grass species. Milk production is equal or exceeds that of tetraploid perennial ryegrasses. Grazemore does not perform in cold weather without sufficient cover but will continue growing in higher temperatures than perennial ryegrass.

Growth Pattern

Growth Pattern

Growth Pattern

Grazemore growth is similar to perennial ryegrass; however, the stand life is longer than perennial ryegrass (closer to tall fescue).

Interseeding

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Interseeding into alfalfa is possible and can give an existing stand that is performing poorly additional years.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Interseeding

Seeds/Lb: 207,000

Adaptation

Soil Conditions

Soil Conditions

Soil Conditions

Grazemore Festulolium is suited to sandy, loam, and clay soils. Some drought and short-term flooding tolerance, Grazemore Festulolium, is showing promise in research regarding breaking up fragipans.

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Growth

Growth

Growth

Optimum Growth Range: 55°F – 85°F

Establishment

Planting

Planting

Planting

Excessive ground cover during emergence should be avoided when planting Grazemore Festulolium.

Seeding Depth: ¾”

Monoculture: 30 – 35 Lb/A

Germination

Germination

Germination

Min Time To Emergence: 7 – 14 days

Ideal Temp: 50°F – 65°F

Management

Grazing

Grazing

Grazing

Well suited to heavy grazing, Grazemore performs best under rotational grazing.

Earliest Time To Graze: 10″ – 12″

Fertilizing

Fertilizing

Fertilizing

At Planting: 15 Lb/A N – 20 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 100 Lb/A N

Hay/Silage

Hay/Silage

Hay/Silage

Timing: Early Boot Stage

Cuttings During Season: 2 – 4

Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: 3″ – 4″

Rest Period: 25 days

Mixes

Mixes

Mixes

  • Alfalfa
  • Clovers
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Tall Fescue
  • Meadow Fescue
  • Orchardgrass

Yield

Yield

Yield

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 2 – 4

Considerations

Grazemore Festulolium stands can exceed 14 yrs.

Competition

Competition

Competition

Grazemore Festulolium is as competitive or more so than perennial ryegrass.

Risks

Risks

Risks

Even though the quality is better than fescues, palatability may be lower than other types of forages resulting in lowered consumption and inadequate support of high milk production. Mix with other species to improve both palatability and drying.

Diseases

Diseases

Diseases

  • Crown Rust
  • Stem Rust
  • Net Blotch
  • Fusarium
  • Ergot

Pests

Pests

Pests

  • Sachem
  • Larger Sod Webworm
  • Clear-winged grasshopper
  • Cereal Leaf Beetle
  • Bluegrass Billbug
  • Hairy Chinch Bug
  • Rose-Grass Aphid
  • Apple-Grass Aphid
  • Elm & Grass Root Aphid

Please Note:

All information provided is the result of research, our own experience, or the experiences shared by our customers.

We strongly encourage consulting additional resources before planting to ensure the best fit for your location and needs.

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