- M. Philip Rolston and
- William C. Young
In this chapter, we review research on tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.] seed production in Oregon and New Zealand, including seed certification requirements; crop establishment; agronomic and nutrient management; effects of weeds, diseases, and plant growth regulators; and harvest and post harvest managements. Establishing tall fescue in spring with a companion crop has economic benefits for seed production, while delays in fall sowing result in low seed yields at first harvest. Plant growth regulators have had a significant impact in tall fescue seed production, with seed yield increases in most trials exceeding 50% of the untreated control.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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.)