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Festulolium hybrids
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Festulolium hybrids (xFestulolium braunii (K. Richter) A. Camus) (hybrids between Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 227,000
  • Seeding rate: 15-20 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring
  • Slightly more winter hardy than Italian ryegrass
  • Must be used in combination with legumes
  • For short-term rotations only

Advantages

  • very good quality possible
  • easy to establish, rapid growth rate
  • good growth through the season

Concerns

  • most likely not a perennial crop in NYS, will not persist
  • not well suited to droughty or poorly-drained soils

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