Quantum II

summer-active tall fescue

  • Excellent winter dry matter yields
  • Available with MaxP® endophyte to protect against African Black Beetle attack
  • Improved leaf softness, disease resistance and digestibility
  • Reduced aftermath heading further enhances productivity and quality
  • Sowing Rate 8-25 kg/ha
  • Heading Date Early
  • Days to Grazing From 70 To 110
  • Growing Seasons Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Grazing Seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Long Term
  • Rainfall Minimum 600mm per annum
  • Pasture Life 5 years+

A market leading, summer active tall fescue

Quantum II changed the landscape in the continental tall fescue market. With its rapid establishment, increased animal acceptance (due to low aftermath heading) and high disease resistance, it is widely recognised as a market leader. It continues to offer Australian farmers outstanding productivity gains over conventional tall fescues. Quantum II is ideally suited to farms looking for quality feed through the summer months.

Quantum II coupled with MaxP® endophyte changes the landscape in the continental tall fescue market. Recent trials conducted in Armidale NSW against other commercial varieties have Quantum II Max P® proving its superior performance. Download Quantum II MaxP® comparative trial here

Quantum II MaxP® Proven Persistence: Armidale NSW

Quantum II MaxP® has proven over many years that it can survive challenging conditions. After 3 difficult seasons in Armidale, Quantum II MaxP® kept the most ground cover in a replicated trial against other commercial varieties (as shown in Figure 1).

What is the benefit of the proven persistance of Quantum II MaxP® to you?

  • Maintains high production in later years - due to higher plant numbers, this means more ground cover and less open ground where weeds normally thrive.
  • Saves re-sowing costs - being able to delay re-sowing is cost effective and ensures you don’t miss out on production while paddocks establish.

Sowing and establishment

Tall fescues have relatively slow seedling growth compared with perennial ryegrass so must not be sown in ryegrass mixtures. Sow pasture seed in spring or early autumn at 22-32 kg/ha (Superstrike® treated seed) with 4-6 kg/ha Superstrike® treated white clover and with Grasslands Puna II chicory. Sow within the range of 5-15 mm, certainly not deeper. Tall fescues perform best under good fertility and regular use of nitrogen.

For pasture seed sowing rates specific to your farming needs, contact your local PGG Wrightson Seeds Sales Agronomist here

Grazing management

Take care not to overgraze during establishment – short, sharp grazings are best. Do not allow tall fescue to become rank, as palatability declines markedly.To maintain maximum quality and palatability, tall fescue pastures should be maintained below a height of 10-15 cm.

For pasture seed sowing rates specific to your farming needs, contact your local PGG Wrightson Seeds Sales Agronomist here

Rainfall

Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

Quantum II produces when ryegrass can't and sheep love it. The modern fescue are so much better and softer than older types, and it performs all year round. 

Share this page