Easton is the latest tall fescue released from Agricom. Easton has been developed from the popular Advance tall fescue for increased production, combined with superior persistence. With the increased pressure on water as a resource, tall fescue is an ideal option with its higher water-use efficiency than ryegrass (once established) and has the ability to continue to produce at higher temperatures, again making more efficient use of the irrigation applied. Tall fescue has been successfully used in lamb, beef and deer fattening systems, as well as in many irrigated and un-irrigated summer-dry dairy operations.
Tall fescue in general has increased persistence over ryegrass cultivars in many situations due to a larger root mass, but the increase in persistence due to the MaxP® endophyte is even more advantageous. Tall Fescue is increasingly being used in areas where ryegrass cultivars aren’t persisting against increasing insect populations and summer moisture stress is causing a reduction in persistence.
Tall Fescue Mix
|Easton MaxP tall fescue||25|
|Tribute white clover||3|
|Sensation red clover||4|