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Title: Management to optimize grazing performance in the northern hemisphere
Year: 2009
Author(s): Roberts, C. A., Lacefield, G. D., Ball, D., Bates, G.
Source Title: Tall fescue for the twenty-first century
Source Type: Book
pages: 85-99
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Tall fescue is a productive, widely adapted, cool-season perennial grass. It is characterized by having one of the longest growing seasons among cool-season grasses. The primary objective of this chapter is to present management strategies that can extend the grazing season for animals grazing tall fescue pastures, in particular, those that result in more even yield distribution across seasons. Such strategies employ fertilizer management, legume interseeding, and stockpiling. The secondary objective of this chapter is to suggest a management strategy for alleviating the negative performance of cattle grazing tall fescue with the toxic endophyte. These particular strategies include incremental alleviation and alkaloid management, both of which include a set of specific practices that improve livestock health and production.
Publisher: American Society of Agronomy
Editor(s): H. A. Fribourg
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