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New Endophyte-Enhanced Forage Tall Fescue from DLF


DLF International Seeds is pleased to announce the release of the novel endophyte-enhanced forage tall fescue Martin2 Protek (TM). Martin2 Protek combines the proven genetics of Martin 2 forage tall fescue with the enhancement of the Protek endophyte.

Martin 2 is an early-medium forage tall fescue selected for the transition zone. Its pedigree includes several USA varieties including Mozark, the original Martin, Cajun and three KY31 synthetics. Protek is a novel endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) that does not produce detectable levels of harmful ergot alkaloids such as the toxin ergovaline.... read more here.

Chris and Rick Alexander with microclover lawn

Microclover Lawn Gets Great Reviews

Is it time to get rid of your lawn and try something different? It might be hard to imagine what you would have instead of a lawn but there are all sorts of creative alternatives. In West Vancouver, for instance, Chris and Rick Alexander have a lawn of white microclover. When they finished renovating their home on Fulton Avenue and putting in new drainage, their old lawn and garden was pretty much destroyed. Instead of re-turfing with grass, they decided to try sowing microclover – a newly developed form of clover that has softer stems and is shade tolerant as well as considerably drought resistant.

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