Fransen, Steven C.
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This cool-season bunchgrass is grown for pasture, hay, and silage. Sometimes used in crosses with annual and perennial ryegrass to improve varieties. In east, central, and southeast U.S., tall fescue supports about 8.5 million beef cows on nearly 25 million acres. Throughout the world it is valued for its tolerance to varied soil and climate conditions. Photographs and illustrations identify cultivars while the text covers use, establishment, fertilization, cutting, grazing management, nutrition, animal health, antiquality issues, and pest control. 20 pages.