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Book: Tall Fescue for the Twenty-first Century
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America

 

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  1.  p. 101-117
    Agronomy Monographs 53.
    Tall Fescue for the Twenty-first Century

    H.A. Fribourg, D.B. Hannaway and C.P. West (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-185-9

     

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doi:10.2134/agronmonogr53.c7

Management in New Zealand, Australia, and South America

  1. Gavin Milne
  1. Agricom Ltd., Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

Abstract

Grazing management is crucial to maximizing the advantages of tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.] in the southern hemisphere and is often different from the best practices for other grass species because of differences in seasonal growth rates and plant growth characteristics. Grazing is important for maintaining feed quality, animal performance, and for stand persistence. Guidelines are given for best practice grazing management for dairy, beef, and sheep producers. Maintenance of plant density is influenced by the success of establishment, soil fertility and fertilizer use, and management during droughts. The suitability of continental and Mediterranean tall fescue types is discussed for New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

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Copyright © 2009. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711-5801, USA. Tall Fescue for the Twenty-first Century. H.A. Fribourg, D.B. Hannaway, and C.P. West (ed.)