Agronomic & Performance Characteristics
HQ-F Pasture Mix Featured Components:
- Italian ryegrass for quick establishment and vigorous production
- soft-leafed, endophyte-free tall fescue enhances yields, quality, and durability
- Tetraploid & Diploid Perennial Ryegrasses for maximum dry matter intake and digestible nutrients
- Alice white clover for added protein and nitrogen fixation
FSM Brand HQ-F is an all-purpose pasture mix. HQ-F will establish aggressively if soil temperatures are warmer than 50 degrees and moist, but not saturated, HQ-F should be ready to graze in 4-6 weeks. HQ-F 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-F 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-F is designed primarily as a pasture mix and longer drying ties should be expected. HQ-F should exhibit moderate dry weather tolerance, particularly if fertility is adequate and sufficient growth is left after each grazing to shade the soil during hot, dry periods. 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!
FSM Brand HQ-F Pasture Mix is available untreated, always confirm acceptability for organic production with your certifying organization.