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STF 43 Tall Fescue

STF Tall Fescue is an endophyte-free, innovative blend of late-maturing, soft-leaved tall fescues. STF produces impressive yields with exceptional levels of digestible fiber.

STF is winterhardy and drought and heat tolerant.
STF is well suited for hay and haylage as well as grazing systems. STF is also excellent when interseeded into alfalfa. STF Tall Fescue is the result of Barenbrug’s forage analysis program measuring NDF (neutral detergent fiber) and NDFd (NDF digestibility). Fed to high-producing animals, STF provides energy derived from digested fiber and valuable effects of fiber which together promote rumen health and animal health and productivity.

Establishment

Tall Fescue is best planted in the Spring or early Autumn when the soil is warm. Plant at 1/4″ depht into a well prepared, firm seedbed. Tall Fescue can be broadcast or planted-do NOT plant too deep, 1/8 – 1/4 inch is best. Fescues, do not no-till establish well, unless a herbicide is used to kill or retard the existing stand, as there is too much competition from the already established grasses. Soil samples should be collected and analyzed well in advance of establishment.

Management

Lime should be applied six months in advance to allow time to react. Phosphorous and potassium should be applied according to soil test recommendation. Lacking a soil test, apply: N= 30 lbs., P= 70lbs. and K= 50 lbs./acre. Appropriate cutting heighth is improtant for plant regrowth. After cutting, there should be leaves remaining on the plant.

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