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Hymark

Forage Tall Fescue

Hymark yields well and has improved drought tolerance. It is dense, quick to establish, deep rooted and has shown excellent tolerance to grazing.

Drought Tolerance and Establishment

Hymark has improved drought tolerance and is quick to establish. Hymark is two weeks later than AU Triumph and about 4-5 days earlier than Barcel. 

Close up of grass

Grazing Tolerance

Data shows Hymark's excellent tolerance to grazing.

Grazing Tolerance Trial

Lexington, KY

  Percent Stand
  200920102011
VarietySeedling
Vigor
Apr 8Oct 12Apr 6Nov 22Mar 31Oct 4
Hymark3.81001001001009999
Jesup MaxQ2.3878992949697
Lsd 0.050.95.94.73.52.82.61.9
Sown Sept. 11, 2008.
Complete trial data available upon request.

Hay Production

Hay Trial (Tons DM/A)

Princeton, KY

Variety2009201020113-yr Total
RAD-ERF505.982.552.811.33
Hymark5.192.512.510.21
Kentucky 325.042.222.629.87
Jesup MaxQ4.912.062.549.51
KY315.252.421.639.31
Lsd 0.050.810.590.581.11
Sown Sept. 29, 2008.
Complete trial data available upon request.

High Yields

Hymark forage tall fescue was bred particularly for better summer yields and increased production in 2nd and 3rd year harvests.

Ohio State University

Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

Jackson, OH

Variety2007200620052005-2007Relative Yield
% Mean
Fuego2.796.165.5514.50*107
KY-312.586.35.2414.12*104
Hymark2.266.135.5413.93*105
Stockman2.296.045.3813.71*101
Montendre2.496.24.6813.37*99
Seine2.356.024.9713.34*98
Jessup Max Q2.055.675.4313.1697
Ridgeway2.55.394.8512.7494
Lsd 0.050.380.990.711.32--
Sown Aug 12, 2004.
Complete trial data available upon request.

East Tennessee Research and Education Center

Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

Knoxville, TN, 2010-2011

Variety2010 Total2011 (Apr 26)2-Year Total
Brava INTA2.98*1.15*4.13*
Palenque Plus INTA2.82*1.14*3.97*
Hymark2.57*1.06*3.63*
Agr15212.54*0.86*3.4
Drover2.450.94*3.39
GA-292.450.87*3.31
Jesup MaxQ2.360.95*3.3
Select2.150.79*2.94
AgR15022.010.772.78
BarOptima Plus E342.050.86*2.91
BarElite2.330.582.9
Bardurum1.90.84*2.74
LSD0.480.370.64
*Yielded statistically the same as the top-yielding variety.
Nitrogen Application: 60 lb/acre at green-up, 30 lb/acre after first cut, and 60 lb/acre in September.
Planted September 30, 2009.

Planting Information

Seeding Rate – new pastures30–40 lbs./ac
Seeding Rate – overseeding10–15 lbs./ac
Planting Datesearly spring and fall
Planting Zones (map)green
Planting Depth1/8–3/8"
Optimal pH Range4.7–8.5
Germination7–14 days
map of turf and forage tall fescue planting area