Gain is a vigorous, high yielding festulolium (meadow fescue x Italian ryegrass) which is ideally suited for silage and pasture production from the Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Northeast states. Gain has a leafy growth habit producing forage that is highly palatable and digestible. Gain is a great choice when you need a fast-starting, high forage quality grass for silage or pasture, either mixed with legumes or as a pure stand.
Pure stand seeding rates are from 25 to 45 lbs. per acre. Seeding rates in mixtures are from 8 to 20 lbs. per acre. A seeding rate of 5 to 7 lbs. per acre may be used as a companion crop for establishing alfalfa, reed canarygrass or other slower starting species to provide faster ground cover plus additional quality forage during the first year or two after seeding. Festuloliums are best adapted to soils with high organic matter content and moisture levels. Forage yields are responsive 23 to nitrogen fertility rates.