Tall Fescue
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Seine Perennial , Temperate Grass All year, with high autumn, spring and early summer peaks

Clumpy, coarse, bunch, semi-erect typeUnbranched tillers arising from deep underground rhizomes

Can grow up to 2 m tall, deep rootedNumerous green basal leaves; 4 – 15 mm x 10 – 60 cm; rolled in bud, becoming flat and tapered at the end

Seeds oblong, tannish-brown; 6 – 10 mm long x 1 – 1.5 mm; 420 000 – 500 000 seeds/kg

Good forage production

Long grazing seasonHigh palatability; high digestibility

Drought and frost tolerant

Crude protein: 7.5 – 25 %

Digestibility: 60 – 80 %

Dry matter production: 10 - 20 t/ha/annum Forage, hay, silage & cover crop

Grows across a wide range of soil types

Plant during March – May

Broadcast at 15 – 20 kg/ha dryland and 20 – 25 kg/ha irrigated