NEW! Forb Feast Chicory is a high quality, reduced bolting chicory blend. Reduced bolting equates to higher feed value. Leafiness of Forb Feast is impressive. It is an excellent source of digestible energy, protein and minerals. In addition, chicory has been shown to have key anti-parasitic properties in small ruminants. Forb Feast has proven itself in livestock and wildlife programs. Its deep taproot lends persistence and production in extreme heat and moisture stress. It also exhibits winter hardiness. Forb Feast is ideal as a component in a mixture with both warm and cool season grasses and legumes. Forb Feast is adapted to a wide range of climates. It is suitable for use in all major climates of the United States.
Seed is coated with the Yellow Jacket® Enhanced Seed Coating to enhance seed performance.
Suggested seeding rates: 4-6 lbs/acre (monoculture) and up to 1 lb./acre in a pasture mix.
Approx. seeds/lb.: 426,000
Seeding depth: Seed 1/8″ deep in a firm, moist seedbed. Do not plant too deep.
Preferred soils: Light to medium soils that are at least moderately drained.
Management suggestions: Forb Feast is usually included as a minor supplement to a pasture. As such, management should not be focused on the chicory but instead on the major components. However, Forb Feast can be planted as a pure stand. This works especially well for large operations where livestock are given daily access. This provides equal and measureable inclusion of chicory in the diet. Forb Feast has the potential of being grazed multiple times. The first grazing however, will be the most important one. It is vital not to graze too large of an area at once. Strip-grazing prevents both yield and quality losses due to trampling and polluting.