Prosper is a high quality (summer dormant) winter-active perennial forage grass that has the ability to persist under harsh growing conditions. Prosper was originally developed in Australia and brought to the U.S. for research in Vernon, Texas by Dr. Dariusz Malinowski. The research has been well documented and is available to the public. The findings lead researchers to believe that summer dormant fescue is a viable alternative to winter wheat and wheatgrasses in the Southern Great Plains. Prosper has the ability to go completely dormant in the summer due to increasing day length and warmer temperature regardless of soil moisture. It produces and releases strong antioxidants that protect the plant from drought stress and allow it to break summer dormancy when triggered by cooler temperatures and decreasing day length in the fall. Prosper fescue is sustainable, nutritious, productive and safe for all livestock. It is easily propagated by seeds that are coated with Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating.
Winter Active Tall Fescue
- Obligatory summer dormant, winter-active trait for sustainability.
- High quality, soft and palatable leaves for good nutrition.
- Toxin-free for healthy horses, sheep, goats and cattle.
- Yellow Jacket® coated seed for establishment under stressful conditions.
Tall fescue is a very adaptable species and grows well in dry or wet conditions. It is also winter-hardy and persistent. Tall fescue grows early in the spring and has the potential for high dry-matter production with Nitrogen fertilization. Tall fescue is a good choice for wetlands.