Tall fescue is a useful perennial forage grass for Iowa. It is adapted to a wide number of soils, has a long growing season, and is suitable for use in mixtures with other forage grasses and legumes. Unfortunately, many of the tall fescue plants in Iowa pastures harbor a fungus (called an endophyte) that can cause nutritional and physiological problems for livestock grazing these pastures.
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Barnhart, Stephen K., "Late spring fescue management considerations" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1298.
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