Agronomic & Performance Characteristics
HQ-R Pasture Mix featured components:
- Italian ryegrass for quick establishment and vigorous production
- Tetraploid & Diploid Perennial Ryegrasses for maximum dry matter intake and digestible nutrients
- Alice white clover for added protein and nitrogen fixation
FSM Brand HQ-R offers lush pasture with high dry matter content and excellent digestibility. HQ-R is best suited for soils with at least 3% organic matter and moderate to excellent fertility.
It establishes aggressively and if soil temperatures are warmer than 50 degrees and moist, but not saturated, HQ-R should be ready to graze in 4-6 weeks. HQ-R can be drilled 1/4 to 1/2 inches deep or broadcast and pressed into a firm seed bed. Upon reaching 8-12 inches in height HQ-R should be grazed or clipped to 3-4 inches to allow adequate sunlight for the perennial components to establish well. While circumstances may dictate mechanical harvesting, HQ-R is not recommended for dry hay. The dry weather performance of HQ-R depends greatly on proper grazing and fertility management. Do not overgraze or harvest lower than the recommended height, exposing the soil to the sun raises soil temperature evaporating needed moisture. Leaving insufficient growth during hot, dry weather will prevent optimal performance!