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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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Vegetative filter strip removal of metals in runoff from poultry litter-amended fescue grass plots.
Never feed pregnant mares tall fescue grass during the last trimester of pregnancy, as this may lead to prolonged gestation, oversized foals, dystocia, decreased milk production, and thickened placentas, or afterbirth.
In Pennsylvania two of these plants are crownvetch and fine fescue grass.
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.
Centipedegrass has luteolin-type flavonoid-glycosides, while UV spectra indicated tall fescue grass contains quercetin-type flavonoids.
Because it is unusually high in magnesium, the new tall fescue grass should help protect vulnerable animals from magnesium deficiencies.
1995), we decided to investigate the hypothesis that tall fescue grass filters will reduce transport of 17[Beta]-estradiol from plots receiving poultry litter.
Currently, we grow fescue grass on the properties in question, which is less than ideal, but it is a lower maintenance crop.
Combine it with the unearthly blue leaves of Blue Fescue Grass, Festuca glauca and, perhaps, the felted white foliage of bedding cineraria.