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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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7 : IDAHO FESCUE GRASS (Festuca siskiyou blue) This is a taller blue grass than most, reaching 45cm (18in).
Grass seed offerings include Ultra Turf Tall Fescue Grass Seed Blend, Ultra Turf Shady Lawn Grass Seed Mix and Ultra Turf Sun-Shade Lawn Grass Seed Mix.
The new blend has now been used at Wimbledon for four years after being picked by head groundsman, Eddie Seaward to replace the previous lawns made up of Red Fescue grass.
For one investigation, scientists analyzed some 50 different chemicals given off from freshly harvested samples of 8 different kinds of tall fescue grass and nearly 100 chemicals from tall fescue hay.
Around the graveled area, minimal plantings of vine maples, blue fescue grass, a mugho pine, and asters (A.
Plan to select a turf-type fescue grass seed for seeding or overseeding.
The high fescue grass rough is frightening - Nicklaus lost a ball in it for the only time in a Major.
TIP OF THE WEEK: The best fertilizer for getting green fescue grass (such as Marathon and Medallion) this time of the year is ammonium nitrate.
Because it is unusually high in magnesium, the new tall fescue grass should help protect vulnerable animals from magnesium deficiencies.