Fojtan Festulolium

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
  • Long-lived
  • 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.

Forage Quality

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.

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.

Establishment

Use the large box of the drill

Seeding rate: 30-40 lbs/acre

Fojtan Tech Sheet

“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

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