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fescue

see festuca.

fescue foot
caused under conditions of low ambient temperature by interference with the peripheral vasculature by ergot alkaloids produced by Neotyphodium(Acremonium) coenophialum infesting tall fescue grass; characterized by dry gangrene of the extremities, especially the feet, causing severe lameness, often commencing as long as several weeks after ingestion of infected grass. Infestation with Claviceps purpurea, or possibly other related fungi may also cause the disease. Accompanied by severe lameness.
fescue summer toxicosis
hyperthermia and loss of milk production in dairy cattle caused, under conditions of high ambient temperature, by heavy infestation with the endophytic fungus Neotyphodium (Acremonium) coenophialum of tall fescue grass. Called also summer slump. Horses manifest prolonged gestation with the birth of immature foals and a lowered milk production.
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Another potential ground-cover rotation crop for nematode management is tall fescue grass.
A change in invertebrate availability arising from changes in vegetation (conversion from fescue to NWSG) would impact populations of gallinace ous birds that use those areas.
Mike Humphreys, principal researcher at Ibers, said: "Festulolium, which are defined as natural hybrids between ryegrass and fescue species, are very much the grasses for the future.
One can regard them as high yielding fescues with improved forage quality or as high yielding, more persistent ryegrasses.
Meadow fescue is also highly adaptable, very winter hardy, and persistent, having survived decades of farming.
As Matt Herb, director of research at Oregon Seeds in Albany, told The Capital Press, "Losing $50 an acre with wheat is better than losing $300 an acre with tall fescue.
Stockpiling tall fescue pastures from now until late October or early November will produce high quality forage that can carry a beef herd well into the winter.
If you are looking for a high-quality sward, then pick a mixture of about 60 per cent rye grass, 20 per cent creeping red fescue and 20 per cent chewings fescue.
But in order to get to the green, you have to hit out of that valley to a putting surface that is perched up on another hill and protected by bunkers and fescue.
In central California, at least two farmers are using Indian mustard and tall fescue to extract selenium from irrigation water, reports Gary S.
The neighboring farm had been heavily grazed for years with little pasture maintenance, and as a result was covered with the two things that survived: tall fescue and Osage-orange, known locally as hedge.