Grazemore

Festulolium

Festulolium loliaceum

Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet

Grazemore

Festulolium

Festulolium loliaceum

Grazemore

Festulolium

Festulolium loliaceum

Technical Data Sheet

Description

Purpose & Fit

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

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

Interseeding

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

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 207,000

Description

Purpose & Fit

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

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

Interseeding

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

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 207,000

Description

Purpose & Fit

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

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

Interseeding

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

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 207,000

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

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

Optimum Growth Range: 55°F – 85°F

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

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

Optimum Growth Range: 55°F – 85°F

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

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

Optimum Growth Range: 55°F – 85°F

Establishment

Planting

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

Seeding Depth: ¾”

Germination

Min Time To Emergence: 7 – 14 days

Ideal Temp: 50°F – 65°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 30 – 35 Lb/A

Establishment

Planting

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

Seeding Depth: ¾”

Germination

Min Time To Emergence: 7 – 14 days

Ideal Temp: 50°F – 65°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 30 – 35 Lb/A

Establishment

Planting

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

Seeding Depth: ¾”

Germination

Min Time To Emergence: 7 – 14 days

Ideal Temp: 50°F – 65°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 30 – 35 Lb/A

Management

Grazing

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

Earliest Time To Graze: 10″ – 12″

Fertilizer Requirements

At Planting: 15 Lb/A N – 20 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 100 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage?

Timing: Early Boot Stage

Cuttings During Season: 2 – 4

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: 3″ – 4″

Rest Period: 25 days

Mixes

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

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 2 – 4

Management

Grazing

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

Earliest Time To Graze: 10″ – 12″

Fertilizer Requirements

At Planting: 15 Lb/A N – 20 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 100 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage?

Timing: Early Boot Stage

Cuttings During Season: 2 – 4

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: 3″ – 4″

Rest Period: 25 days

Mixes

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

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 2 – 4

Management

Grazing

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

Earliest Time To Graze: 10″ – 12″

Fertilizer Requirements

At Planting: 15 Lb/A N – 20 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 100 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage

Timing: Early Boot Stage

Cuttings During Season: 2 – 4

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: 3″ – 4″

Rest Period: 25 days

Mixes

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

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 2 – 4

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Grazemore Festulolium stands can exceed 14 yrs.

Competitiveness

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

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

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

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

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Grazemore Festulolium stands can exceed 14 yrs.

Competitiveness

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

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

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

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

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Grazemore Festulolium stands can exceed 14 yrs.

Competitiveness

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

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

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

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.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience

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.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience

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.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience