A new long lived festulolium that tolerates heat and drought well. Fojtan is a fescue type with great nutrition.
Key Features of Fojtan Festulolium
- Tall fescue type festulolium
- Heat and drought-tolerant
- Improved nutritional value over tall fescue along with excellent yield
- Suitable for grazing
Robust and 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 rye grasses 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.
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.
Use the large box of the drill
Seeding rate: 30-40 lbs/acre
“I had Fojtan Festulolium in small North Carolina grass plots (3′ x 10′) that were seeded in February of 2011. We are now going into our third year, and grazing instead of mowing. As of this fall (2012), the Fojtan was doing quite well, rivaling all of the fescue plots there for stand thickness, including Drover, Cajun, Kora, Baroptima and STF 43 and others. The Fojtan had a narrower, slightly darker green leaf than the fescues, and had a softer texture than most of them.”
-Tracy Neff, King’s AgriSeeds Agronomist