Presenter Information

Don Ball, Auburn University

Start Date

13-1-2012 1:00 PM

Description

Tall fescue is native to Europe and was rarely planted in the United States until after the first four decades of the 20th century. However, since the release of the variety ‘Kentucky 31’ in 1943, this versatile cool season perennial grass has been widely planted for forage, turf, and conservation purposes, with most of the acreage planted consisting of this variety. “Fescue” has many attributes including wide adaptation, easy establishment, a long growing season, good forage and seed yield, and tolerance of a wide range of management conditions.

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Jan 13th, 1:00 PM

Reducing Endophyte-Related Economic Losses

Tall fescue is native to Europe and was rarely planted in the United States until after the first four decades of the 20th century. However, since the release of the variety ‘Kentucky 31’ in 1943, this versatile cool season perennial grass has been widely planted for forage, turf, and conservation purposes, with most of the acreage planted consisting of this variety. “Fescue” has many attributes including wide adaptation, easy establishment, a long growing season, good forage and seed yield, and tolerance of a wide range of management conditions.