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Preval Meadow Fescue


 

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Preval Meadow Fescue

 

·   Excellent Palatability & Digestibility

·   Rapid Recovery and Regrowth

·   Tolerates Wet Soils

 

 

The Preval Meadow Fescue Story


    Preval Meadow Fescue is a great "new" grass for use in the northern USA. Meadow fescue comes mainly from northern Europe and mountainous regions of southern Europe and was introduced to the United States and Canada in the early 1800's. Preval Meadow Fescue was developed from ecotypes from Switzerland and France. Preval combines good forage yield with improved resistance to diseases. Preval exhibits good winter hardiness and summer production. Preval will produce long, wide leaves making it an excellent choice for haying or pasture. Preval Meadow Fescue works well in managed intensive grazing situations and is a good choice for hay production where "winter kill" is an issue.

   Preval can be used in forage blends to improve summer productivity for grazing or hay production. Like most meadow fescues, Preval has an early spring growth, with a regrowth consisting mainly of leafy shoots. It is suitable for both cutting and grazing. Varieties of Meadow Fescue tested by the University of Wisconsin have been consistently higher in neutral detergent fiber digestibility than tall fescue and orchardgrass varieties. Although meadow fescues do contain endophytes they show no signs of having detrimental effects on livestock. Preval Meadow Fescue endophyte produces only the protective alkaloids that contribute to heat and drought tolerance, while tall fescue endophytes produce both protective and harmful alkaloids.

Planting Guide
 
SEEDING RATE ALONE / ACRE.............30 - 40 lbs.
SEEDING RATE IN MIX / ACRE..................6 - 8 lbs.
SEEDING DATES .....................Spring, Late Summer
SEEDING DEPTH ....................................1/4-1/2 inch
SEEDING METHOD .....................Drill, Broadcast, Air
DAYS TO GERMINATE ....................................10 - 21
AVERAGE SEEDS PER LB ..........................220,000
EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT..............................Good
LIFE CYCLE .................................................Perennial
LEGUME COMPATIBILITY ...........................Excellent
SEED TREATMENT.............................................None
 
 
 
Agronomic Characteristics
 
FORAGE YIELD ...................................Excellent
FORAGE QUALITY ..............................Excellent
MATURITY..............................................Medium
PERSISTENCE ....................................Excellent
PALATABILITY ....................................Excellent
GROWING HABIT ....................................Bunch
DROUGHT TOLERANCE ....................Excellent
MOISTURE TOLERANCE ....................Excellent
LOW PH TOLERANCE ..............................Good
HAY ......................................................Excellent
SILAGE.................................................Excellent
PASTURE ............................................Excellent

 

Product Specifications

Sku: Preval Meadow Fescue
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Release Date: 10/08/09

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