Tall Fescue Seed Production. In Southern Missouri Dave Danker Buchheit Inc. Tall Fescue Grown For Seed Production in Southern Missouri. Rowed Fescue – Rows are generally in 7.5, 15 or 22.5 inch widths. Tall Fescue Grown For Seed Production in Southern Missouri.
In Southern Missouri
Left side of photo untreated – Right side treated with Apogee
Aug. 20-Sept. 20-First fertilizer application (40# actual nitrogen phoshorus to soil test). Spray with Atrazine to remove excess seed.
Dec. 10-Jan. 10 Second fertilizer application (75-80# actual nitrogen)
March 15-Remove cows-Stop grazing.
March 25-April10-Spray with 2-4D to remove weeds.
July 15-Aug. 1- Remove Aftermath-Bale it! Burn it! Graze it! Allow sunlight to penetrate down into roots. (Promotes Tillering)
Sept. 10-Frost- Stockpile pasture for winter grazing. Do not graze too short before frost. Grazing too short in the fall thins stands.
Dec. 1-March 15 Graze hard, remove as much of the stockpiled growth as possible.
June/July 15- Harvest