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SWAJ

Outstanding Winter Hardiness & Soft-Leaved Palatability

SWAJ is a Nordic tall fescue bred for its winterhardiness; specifically, its tolerance to harsh winter conditions characterized by frost, snow and ice. Selected for soft-leaved palatability and feed quality, SWAJ provides improved digestibility and more pounds of gain. Its ideal maturity provides complimentary timing and blend compatibility with most hay and pasture uses.

SWAJ has a bunch type growth habit, average flag leave size and tall plant height delivering more biomass. A strong disease package includes resistance to crown rust.

Characteristics

Variety

SWAJ

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunchgrass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Excellent tolerance to harsh winter conditions (frost, snow and ice)

Production Period

Spring - Fall

Key Features

  • Soft-leaved palatability
  • Outstanding winterhardiness
  • Crown rust resistance
  • High yield

Limitations

  • Widely adapted; does best on moist, heavy-textured soils

Approx. Seeds/lb

205,000

Seeding Rate lb/acre

8-12

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Very Good

Drought Tolerance

Moderate

Flooding Tolerance

Moderate to High

Optimum PH

5.5-6.5

Acidity Tolerance

High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Moderate to High