Certified Organic Perun Festulolium
Certified Organic Perun Festulolium is a hybrid cross between Italian Ryegrass and Meadow Fescue.
This cross offers producers the palatability of Italian Ryegrass and the tough nature of Fescue. Certified Organic Perun Festululium has quick growth & regrowth along with production during the warmer season. Perun also gives producers high yields and improved persistence.
If seeding Perun with alfalfa in a new seeding (where alfalfa is to be predominant) plant no more than 3 lbs. per acre.
Perun can also be frost seeded. Perun will react well to nitrogen, like its ryegrass parentage.
*Organic seeds and grains are grown by organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices that are required by organic producers. No chemical fertilizer, insecticides or herbicides are allowed in producing this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production and processing of this seed.
Plant at 1/4″ depth. Organic Perun can be spring or early fall seeded, frost-seeded, broadcast or drilled.
Ryegrasses and Ryegrass crosses (like Organic PERUN) likes moist, fertile soils and will respond to liberal applications of nitrogen. Before planting your pasture, test your soil and add lime and fertilizer as needed.
Typically, 150 units of actual N per year is adequate. Apply 1/3rd in the spring and then evenly after each harvesting of the forage. If grazing, graze down to about 3-4″ after the plant reaches 10-12″ in height. This will provide the maximum forage quality and leaf-to-stem ratio.
As with any forage, management practices dictate the quality of the forage nearly as much as the genetics of the product.
With proper management practices Perun should provide high yielding, high quality forage that will result in maximum farmer profitability.