High forage quality
Excellent seedling vigor
Long season forage
Tuukka was selected with the serious forage producer in mind. It has superior ratings on a percentage of leaf-to-stem ratio, and has the most desired trait of quick re-growth. It will provide season-long production of nutritious forage even in the second, third and fourth cuttings when the alfalfa growth is not so overwhelming.
Tuukka performed very well in University trials in Wisconsin and Illinois, averaging 111% more than other Timothy varieties. Tuukka's maturity is generally 2-3 days earlier than Climax.
Tuukka is recommended for hay, grazing, silage or green chop (direct feeding). When mixed with alfalfa or clovers, Tuukka provides a long lasting companion that will enhance the quality of the cow's diet. When seeded alone or with other grasses, it provides excellent season-long forage.
Plant at 10-12 lbs. per acre or 2-6 lbs. mixed with other grasses and legumes. If seeding with alfalfa in a new seeding (where alfalfa is to be predominant), plant no more than 1-1/2 lbs. per acre. Plant at 1/4" deep.
If grazing, graze down to about 3-4" after the plant reaches 10-12" in height. This will provide the maximum forage quality and leaf-to-stem ratio. As with any forage, management practices dictate the quality of the forage nearly as much as the genetics of the product. With proper management practices, Tuukka should provide high yielding, high quality forage that will result in maximum farmer profitability.
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