Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-31-2005

Abstract

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is a perennial forage grass that is now found growing in much of the southern half of Iowa. Its introduction was primarily for forage but is now also commonly used in turf, athletic fields, and soil erosion management applications. Tall fescue has a lot of favorable traits. It is persistent, adapted to a variety of soil conditions, is compatible in mixtures with other grasses and legumes, can be harvested as hay or grazed, and has a March through early November growing season, making it the grass of choice for use in "stockpiled" or "fall-saved" forage for winter grazing pastures.

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Iowa State University

Language

en

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