It’s the novel endophyte we’ve been waiting for — a novel endophyte fescue with tough, rugged forage-based genetics. Martin II Protek delivers the toughness that our southern climate demands. With a track record that continues to build, it continues to impress producers who have previously tried novel endophytes and been disappointed. Try it again! For first-time novel endophyte fescue users who need something tough, here it is.
- Tough, rugged plants
- Upright growth
- Great for stockpiling
How does Martin II Protek stack up?
University research data below.
2020 SPAREC Tall Fescue Variety Trial (DM lbs/A)
|Variety||Endophyte Status||Harvest 1||Harvest 2||Harvest 3||Season total|
|Martin II Protek||Novel||2294||1815||2680||6789|
|Texoma MaxQ II||Novel||2231||1966||2420||6617|
|Lacefield MaxQ II||Novel||2314||1808||2381||6503|
2017 SPAREC Tall Fescue Variety Trials (DM lbs/A)
|Variety||Endophyte Status||Harvest 1||Harvest 2||Harvest 3||Season Total|
|Martin II Protek||Novel||2708||1726||1669||6103|
|Texoma MaxQ II||Novel||2709||1478||1465||5652|
|Lacefield MaxQ II||Novel||2273||1696||1657||5626|
Plant late summer/early fall with moisture. No-till drill is preferred for proper seed placement.
|Seeding Rate - Drilled||25-35 lbs/ac|
|Seeding Rate - Broadcasted||30-40 lbs/ac|
|Target Harvest||Pre-head stage for high quality.|
|Target Residual Height||4"|
- Calhoun, GA
I like this Martin 2 so far. The cattle don't keep their hair coat like they used to. Calves are big—we have had a good season. I'm thinking about planting more Martin 2 Protek this fall.
- Talmo, GA
The ground was recently cleared and fairly rough. The Martin 2 Protect has done well. Given the chance, I would plant it again.