Flourish Tall Fescue

  • ENHANCEHigh yielding, endophyte free
  • Superior summer regrowth
  • High grazing preference due to sugar content
  • Great for winter stockpiling
  • Excellent persistence and drought tolerance
  • Wide area of adaptation

Flourish is an endophyte free, medium-late maturing tall fescue variety which eliminates concerns about fescue foot, bovine fat necrosis or fescue toxicosis in cattle. Two characteristics that make Flourish stand apart from other tall fescues are summer regrowth and grazing preference. Summer regrowth exceeds that of KY-31, Enhance and Max Q by 5%, 9% and 10% respectively when averaged over regions. This indicates better forage distribution throughout the growing season, reducing the summer slump that cool season grasses experience. After reviewing sugar content data from FFR trials, Flourish had the highest sugar content when compared to all other commercial and experimental varieties during first cutting. This explains why Flourish consistently ranks among the highest entries in cattle grazing preference trials. Widely adapted with excellent stem rust resistance, Flourish will perform like no other tall fescue variety available.

Performance Data – Forage Yield of Regrowth Cuttings

NorthSouthPNWTotal
EntryCuts% MeanCuts% MeanCuts% MeanCuts%Mean
Flourish3310219108510657105
 vs KY-3110099103100
Flourish38103181101010566105
 vs Enhance96969896
Flourish3810318110510661104
 vs MaxQ98869394

Performance Data – Grazing Preference

EntryMay 2007May 2008May 2009May 2010Avg.
Flourish6.25.34.54.75.2
 vs KY-314.02.52.33.33.0
 vs KY-31+5.34.31.32.73.4
 vs MaxQ3.22.02.02.32.4
LSD .051.63.11.71.8

*All ratings from a University of Kentucky beef cattle grazing trial, 2006 seeding at Lexington; grazing preference scores: 1= not grazed; 9 = all grazed.

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