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DROVER FESCUE

#2119 | SCHEDONORUS ARUNDINACEUS

DROVER MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Summary

Drover is a high yielding persistent cool season perennial forage grass. This traditional tall fescue has exceptional yields and persistence for an endophyte free variety. Drover was developed from surviving fescue plants found in an abandoned forage trial. In the late nineties a yield and persistence trial performed at the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma was devastated by a severe drought in the region. Although other varieties and species did not survive, a few plants were collected for breeding and seed increase which lead to the development of Drover. The overall forage quality of Drover is similar to Fawn fescue with superior yield and persistence. Drover does not cause the usual health problems associated with livestock feeding on toxic fescue. Drover is more persistent than orchard grass, perennial ryegrass and other traditional endophyte free tall fescue.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
24" - 48"
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall - Early-Spring
Plant Depth
0.25" - 0.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
50° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
227,000
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
SCHEDONORUS
Species
SCHEDONORUS ARUNDINACEUS

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 25-30 LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

How to Use & Apply

Drover should be planted into a weed free site. Planting may be done with a precision or no-till drill for best results. Broadcasting seed onto a well prepared seedbed and dragging in can provide acceptable results as well. Plant seeds no deeper than ½ inch deep in a firm seed bed when moisture is available in the fall or early spring. Avoid grazing until plants are at least 9” tall.

Applications

Forage & Grazing

25-30 LBS PER ACRE

Pasture & Range

25-30 LBS PER ACRE

Notes

Endophyte Free.

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