Stress tolerant festulolium
Perfect for adding to a grass mixture
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Lofa is known to perform particularly well when conditions are sub-optimal due to different stress factors. This “wide” resistance is exactly what breeders and users are aiming for to secure forage production and quality.
Lofa has good agronomics and excellent resistance to crown rust. The early spring growth allows a very large “spring window” with superb forage quality. The mixtures that Lofa would most suit are Shield and Sovereign.
A festulolium is a cross between meadow fescues or tall fescues (Festucas) and Italian ryegrasses or perennials (Lolium). This creates a combination of the best characteristics from each type of grass species. For example, fescue grasses are valued for their improved stress tolerance but their yields and quality are well below ryegrass.
• Growth at lower temperatures – early and late in the year extending the growing season
• Improved drought tolerance
• High quality
• Good winter hardiness and persistency
• High stress tolerance
• Responds well to N