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Forage Grasses

Duo Festulolium


 

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Duo Festulolium

 

  • High Feed Values
  • Excellent Persistence
  • No Summer Slump

The Duo Festulolium Story


    Duo festulolium is the result of a cross between the best meadow fescue and best tetraploid perennial ryegrass material available. It is a tetraploid. It looks like ryegrass, is digestible like ryegrass, and is palatable like ryegrass. However, it is normally more productive than ryegrass, and has greater winter hardiness. As a result of its meadow fescue parentage, Duo can tolerate the heat of summer and the frigid cold of winter better than ryegrass. It is also generally more persistent than most ryegrasses.

   Duo has been evaluated extensively in yield trials across the Northeast and into the Upper Midwest. Results of several University yield trials from Wisconsin to New York comparing Duo with several ryegrasses show Duo yielded equal to or superior to all other varieties included in the trials, and in the Wooster, Ohio study it proved to be the best in terms of winter injury and stand persistence.

   For both palatability and feed value Duo has excelled. In the Penn State grazing study for example Duo was at the top in terms of forage consumed. In other studies Duo has consistently ranked with the best when considering high digestibility, high forage intake, and animal performance.

   Duo can be used for pasture, silage, hay or green chop. It can be grown alone, in mixture with a legume, or even with other ryegrasses. When mixed with alfalfa or red clover the result is a high quality forage for hay or silage. When combined with ladino clover, and perhaps a tetraploid ryegrass, you have a great combination for a high yielding, high quality and season long grazing program.

   As with many other newer improved grasses, research suggests that Duo can be an important part of a forage program in the Northeast, especially for pasture. It deserves serious consideration as a possible forage grass for your operation.

Planting Guide
 
SEEDING RATE ALONE / ACRE….......16 - 20 lbs.
SEEDING RATE IN MIX / ACRE...............3 - 8 lbs.
SEEDING DATES ..................Spring, Late Summer
SEEDING DEPTH ..................................1/4-1/2 inch
SEEDING METHOD ...................Drill, Broadcast, Air
DAYS TO GERMINATE ................................10 - 14
AVERAGE SEEDS PER LB ..........................225,000
EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT ......................Excellent
LIFE CYCLE ................................................Perennial
LEGUME COMPATIBILITY ........................Excellent
SEED TREATMENT..........................................None
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Agronomic Characteristics
 
FORAGE YIELD ...................................Good
FORAGE QUALITY ........................Excellent
MATURITY..............................................Early
PERSISTENCE ...............................Excellent
PALATABILITY ..............................Excellent
GROWING HABIT ...............................Bunch
DROUGHT TOLERANCE .....................Good
MOISTURE TOLERANCE.....................Good
LOW PH TOLERANCE .........................Good
HAY .................................................Excellent
SILAGE............................................Excellent

PASTURE ........................................ExcellentA

 

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Product Specifications

Sku: Duo-Festulolium
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Release Date: 10/08/09

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