FSG 506OG Orchardgrass

  • Early-Medium Maturity
  • Excellent foliar disease resistance
  • Great forage yield potential
  • Improved stand persistence
  • Selected for seedling vigor
  • Quick recovery
  • Excellent Color

FSG 506OG is an early-medium maturing orchardgrass that is an excellent choice for hay, silage and pasture. This variety was selected for its improved seedling vigor, high yield potential and excellent disease resistance. FSG 506OG is ideal for planting as a straight product or in mixes with other grasses and legumes.

FFR Performance Data – Kentucky and Virginia

ENTRY % Mean Foliar Disease*
FSG 506OG 106 3.4
Benchmark Plus 101 6.1
Persist 98 5.5
Prairie 101 6.8
*Rating: 1=little or no disease, 9=90%+ infection; mean of 6 field ratings…

Management Suggestions

Fertilizer (pure stand) – Nitrogen should be applied in split applications during early Spring & Fall and after the 1st cutting. Adequate phosphorus and potassium are also necessary for top forage production.

Cutting Schedule

First cutting in spring should be done before head emergence (Boot Stage). Later cuttings can be made at 4-6 week intervals depending on conditions. Leave a 4-5 inch stubble for quick recovery and longer stand life.

Grazing

Rotational grazing is preferred for best production, persistence and quality. Fields should be grazed heavily and frequently (every 10-12 days) during the rapid spring growth period but overgrazing should be avoided. Leave a 4-5 inch stubble for quick recovery and longer stand life.

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