FSG 402TF Tall Fescue

  • ENHANCEHigh yielding, endophyte free
  • Superior summer regrowth
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Great for winter stockpiling
  • Excellent persistence and drought tolerance
  • Wide area of adaptation

FSG 402TF is an endophyte free, medium maturing tall fescue variety which eliminates concerns about fescue foot, bovine fat necrosis and fescue toxicosis in cattle.

Two characteristics make FSG 402TF stand apart from other tall fescues; summer regrowth and disease resistance. Summer regrowth exceeds that of KY-31, Fawn and Max Q when averaged over all trial locations. This indicates better forage distribution throughout the growing season, reducing the summer slump that cool season grasses normally experience. After reviewing Stem Rust and Crown Rust data from FFR trials, FSG 402TF had significantly higher resistance to both diseases when compared to other commercial and experimental varieties. With excellent summer regrowth, superior disease resistance, high forage yield potential and a wide area of adaptation, FSG 402TF will easily outperform other currently available tall fescue varieties.

Performance Data – Forage Yield

  NORTH SOUTH Total Stem Crown
Entry L/Y % Mean L/Y % Mean L/Y % Mean Rust Rust
FSG 402TF 9 108 6 102 15 >106 2.7 3.7
 vs KY-31 97 98 98 5.7 6.0
FSG 402TF 4 112 6 102 10 107 2.7
 vs MaxQ 98 93 95 7.1
*Rust Ratings: 1 = little to no disease; 9 = 90%+ of plants infected

Performance Data – Forage Quality

Entry Cuts % CP RFV % WSC Cuts % TDN % DDM % dNDF
FSG 402TF 12 14.0 105 8.6 10 63.7 61.9 34.1
 vs KY-31 13.8 106 9.0 64.1 62.2 34.2
FSG 402TF 6 14.2 110 9.5 4 64.9 62.7 34.2
 vs MaxQ 14.5 110 9.5 65.3 63.0 34.0

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