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Barnaby

Tall Fescue

NOTICE TO FARMERS FROM HERITAGE SEEDS

 

VOLUNTARY RECALL – BARNABY TALL FESCUE (FESTUCA ARUNDINACEA)

 

 

    NOTICE TO FARMERS FROM HERITAGE SEEDS

     

    VOLUNTARY RECALL – BARNABY TALL FESCUE (FESTUCA ARUNDINACEA)

     

    Heritage Seeds is recalling all outstanding stocks of Barnaby Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

    We have initiated this voluntary recall after testing showed the presence of a suspected endophyte in the seeds.

    An endophyte is a fungus that lives naturally in a plant. Endophytes can be toxic to grazing livestock.

    Farmers who have purchased this product should stop using it immediately and may return unused stocks to the place of purchase for a full refund.

     

    Heritage Seeds is also advising farmers to contact us on FREECALL 1800 007 333 for advice and assistance with remediating paddocks sown with this product.

     

    Farmers are also advised to prevent livestock from grazing on pastures sown with this fescue.

    This voluntary recall is a safety precaution. We will continue to closely monitor the market for reports of adverse events and product complaints. Notification of the recall has been sent to all of our distributors.

     

    Download a copy of the Barnaby Recall Notice.

    Tall Fescue

    A very deep rooted, true perennial that is adapted to a wide range of conditions & soil types. It will cope well with water-logging & has a degree of salt tolerance. Generally a pH of 5.6 or higher is needed for best long-term results & it will respond to improved fertility.