Dells is the new generation of Forage Meadow Fescue developed in the USA! 2023 Crop Year is the first time for commercial seed to be available. Dells Forage Meadow Fescue exhibits all the usual characteristics found in meadow fescue like high forage quality, superior winter hardiness and tolerance to wet soils.
Dells also can efficiently tolerate and quickly recover from droughts as observed in recent years at Peak Plant Genetics in Western Oregon. The original germ plasm was selected in the Northeastern US to tolerate frequent and close grazing for horse pastures. This germ plasm was then crossed back with other top producing commercially available seed cultivars for improved forage yield. The result is a robust variety with a strong root system that is better equipped to handle flash droughts as well as periods of high rainfall, water logging and disease pressure.
Dells is well adapted to the Upper Midwest and Northeastern US cold winters with ongoing testing for its adaptation in other regions.
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