Falcon IV Turf Type Fescue Seed
Falcon IV is a new and improved, heat and disease resistant, tall fescue variety developed for superior turf quality across a wide area of adaptation. It is dark green in color, fine textured with excellent wear tolerance. Falcon IV exhibits a unique combination of traits including dense growth, improved turf quality and resistance to brown patch incited by Rhizoctonia solani.
Dates: Spring and fall when soil temperatures are 60°F or higher. Turf type tall fescue is generally slow to tiller once germinated so higher soil temperatures and increasing photoperiod in spring or warm soils with decreasing photoperiod in the fall provide an optimal environment for seedling establishment.
Rates: 6-8 lb./l,000 sq. ft. on new seeding and 2-3 lb./1,000 sq. ft. on established turf. Seed count of Falcon IV is 235,000 seeds per pound and is dependent on the year of harvest, location of production and seed production practices.
Depth: Sow at ¼ to ½ inch. Slice seeding of existing turf may require lowered mowing height or growth regulator to reduce canopy height of existing turf. This management practice enhances establishment of newly emerging tall fescues seedlings.