A tall fescue hexaploid type festulolium
Robust & Persistent
Fojtan is the result of a cross between Italian ryegrass and tall fescue. The appearance of Fojtan is much like tall fescue, and the two species share many properties: very high yield potential in combination with high persistence and tolerance to drought and periodic flooding. The main advantage of Fojtan is the improved feeding value and it is not as competitive in pushing out other grass species in mixtures as fast as tall fescue.
The feeding value (energy concentration of Fojtan) is in between tall fescue and perennial ryegrass. In a mixture with ryegrasses and/or white clover, Fojtan will deliver good forage suitable for most classes of livestock. A great choice when customers do not want tall fescue hay as it has similar agronomic yield to tall fescue but not tall fescue.
Good for Grazing
With its medium-late maturity, Fojtan is well-suited for grazing and a perfect partner in mixes with intermediate diploid perennial ryegrass. Fojtan contributes persistence and drought tolerance. Mixtures Fojtan doesn’t tiller as strong as tall fescue there for Fojtan is excellent to include mixtures in areas where tall fescue tends to push out other grass species.