Dairy Farmer Finds Unusual Forage Grass

Outlet: ScienceDaily

March 16, 2011

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grass breeder has rediscovered a forage grass that seems just right for today’s intensive rotational grazing. A farmer’s report of an unusual forage grass led Michael Casler, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist at the agency’s U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wis., to identify the grass as meadow fescue. Meadow fescue has been long forgotten, although it was popular after being introduced about 50 to 60 years before tall fescue…

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