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Tall Fescue Grass Safe For Horses & Cattle
32 Tall Fescue For Pasture is certified endophyte free making it safe for grazing by horses, cattle, and other livestock operations including deer preserves.! No problems
associated with fescue toxicity!
Kentucky 32 was tested in Kentucky and Mississippi, the test results
showed that Kentucky 32 is as persistent as endophyte infected Kentucky 31. Genetics in addition to proper management and regional adaptation are more relevant factors in the life of a pasture stand than just the endophyte content. Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue for pastures will eliminate the problems associated with the grazing of endophyte infected K31 pastures.
See Understanding Tall Fescue Varieties & Their Management for more
information including the performance of endophyte free and endophyte friendly varieties of tall fescue grass for pastures.
Features of Kentucky 32 Endophyte Free Fescue
- Endophyte free
- Persistent growth
- High forage yields
- Heat & Drought Tolerant
- Oregon Grown and Certified Seed - Green Tag Certified
- High Seed Purity
- High Genetic Purity
Uses For Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue
Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue seed is used to plant endophyte free pastures for horses and cattle. This endophyte free tall fescue pasture grass eliminates the problems associated with the
grazing of tall fescue grass Kentucky 31 while providing a quality nutritious tall fescue pasture. No more fescue toxicity in pregnant mares and their foals. No more fescue foot and other
issues with cattle.
Areas Of Adaptation For Kentucky 32
32 Tall Fescue grass seed can be successfully established in the same areas of the USA as Kentucky 31 tall fescue grass. See the Tall Fescue adaptation map the the right here.
Establishment Of Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue Pasture Grass
It is important to eradicate your old pasture grass as it may contain endophyte infected fescue grass. All grass must be killed and remnant old fescue seed in the soil should be sprouted and killed
to ensure a clean seedbed. Consult your local extension agent or chemical supply company for recommendations in herbicides and fertilizers.
A good starter fertilizer, and possibly lime to correct acidity, should be applied before planting. The need for fertilizer or lime may be determined by a soil test. Consult your county
extension agency for soil testing. A clean, fine, firm seedbed will be optimum for success in establishing a new pasture. Seed may be drilled or broadcast then harrowed in no deeper than
1/4" - 1/2". Then roll to provide a good seed to soil contact.
Planting Rates Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue
Seeding Rate: 25 - 30 lbs. per acre
Planting Dates: Fall or Spring - when weather is mild and moist - irrigate if possible
Maintaining Kentucky 32 Tall Fescue Pasture
Horses or cattle should not graze Kentucky 32 pastures until well established. Avoid grazing pastures in wet, snowy, or frozen conditions as this will reduce pasture life.
As with any pasture, areas that horses paw and the areas of high traffic such as fence lines, corners and gates also found in cattle pastures should be overseeded annually. This will keep
a dense tall fescue stand and eliminate the invasion of grassy weeds and broadleaf plants. Rotational grazing will keep fresh, palatable pasture available throughout the grazing season.