Hare (1993) reported no difference in seed yield when forage tall fescue was established at either 7.5 or at 15 kg/ha. In another study, tall fescue seeded at rates of 2.5, 5.0, or 10.0 kg/ha had similar yields (Table 23-6) in the first and third years, whereas in the second year there was significantly more seed produced from the 2.5-kg/ha sowing rate (Hickey, 1990).


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Table 23-6. Effect of sowing rate of forage tall fescue on seed yield at Gore, N.Z. (Hickey, 1990).




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