Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a very productive grass species with early spring development. The species is well adapted to drought and also to moisture. It tolerates temporary flooding because it is well adapted to wet, clayey soils. It tolerates both high and low temperatures in a growing season. With tall fescues, soft leafiness is essential for good forage palatability and grazing animal productivity. Tall fescues originally had very tough leaves and were not well consumed by animals, so RAGT breeders have been developing for many years to obtain incredibly soft leaved fescues.
|Till late summer