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Repairing Drought-Damaged Fescue Pastures

September 14, 2012

Repairing Drought-Damaged Fescue Pastures

John Jennings – Professor, Extension Forages

Many fescue fields have been severely damaged by the drought giving producers an unplanned opportunity for pasture renovation. Producers have options and should consider each one carefully. Options include 1) doing nothing and allowing volunteer seed to fill in the stand, 2) overseeding more fescue seed, 3) overseeding clover, and 4) converting the existing KY-31 toxic endophyte fescue to novel endophyte nontoxic fescue or other forage species. Here are some points to consider for each of these options. Click here for full article.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin Aoks permalink
    September 23, 2012 3:26 pm

    Is there any information regarding alternative fodder plants/shrubs similar to what is currently being done in Africa? (http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/NL06159.PDF)
    What plants like this would be good for the Ouachita area for goats, cows, horse?
    Thanks!

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