Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is a coarse, leafy grass that is useful in longterm pastures and in erosion control. It is adapted to most soil types, tolerates imperfect drainage and withstands animal traffic well. Its ability to maintain good feed quality into late fall makes it useful in "stockpile grazing." A seed borne systemic fungus (an endophyte) has been linked to poor animal perfomance on tall fescue pasture. Once introduced by infected seed, the fungus cannot be controlled in an extablished stand of tall fescue. All recommended varieties are endophyte-free.