Albert Lea Seed

Seed Index Trial Data

Meadow Fescue

Meadow Fescue is a winter hardy, perennial bunchgrass especially well adapted for grazing in northern climates. It is softer-leafed and more palatable than Tall Fescue. It grows best under cool, moist conditions and tolerates wet and occasionally flooded soils. Once established, it also performs well under drier conditions. On good soils, Meadow Fescue surpasses perennial ryegrass in summer production. It is a great choice for pasture but can also be used as an alfalfa companion grass in hay fields.

Meadow Fescue*

Excellent for Pasture

  • Usually sown in mixtures for pasture 
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Can be used as a hay crop or alfalfa companion
  • Easy to establish 
  • Good tolerance to close grazing 
  • Lower yielding than Tall Fescue
  • Seed 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix or 20 lbs/acre straight
  • * = Variety Not Stated

HDR Meadow Fescue

Highly Palatable Blend

  • From Barenbrug
  • High disease resistance
  • High yields of very digestible dry matter in all cuts
  • Combination of Pradel & Baruital, two high yielding Meadow Fescues
  • Excellent choice for pasture & productive hay fields
  • Seed 20 lbs/acre straight ; 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix
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