Festuca arundinacea

Summer Active Tall Fescue

Brutus is a high yielding forage fescue with low endophyte levels. It is one of the latest generations of forage fescues selected for its palatability, cold tolerance, and drought tolerance. Brutus tall fescue was developed using phenotypic recurrent selection for stem rust resistance and vigour. Soft leafed, low endophyte, and tolerant of continuous stocking, Brutus tall fescue can be grown for pasture, hay, and silage. Benefits to operations include long grazing seasons, persistence with strong yields. Brutus tall fescue will also reduce soil erosion and recycle nutrients from both manure and biosolids. With the inclusion of good soil fertility and irrigation during the summer months, Brutus will perform exceptionally well.


  • Excellent persistence
  • Fast regrowth in all seasons
  • Very late heading date


  • Dairy, beef and sheep. Long-term feed production. Temperate, high rainfall zones.

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High feed quality and ease of management

Strong persistence

High total production

Heading date very late

Product Description

  • Seed Agronomy Table
  • Endophyte
  • Enterprises For This Seed
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
  • Plant Description
  • Pasture Type And Use
  • Rainfall
  • Soils
  • Temperature
  • Establishment
  • Management
  • Animal Production
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