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fescue

(fĕs`kyo͞o), any of some 100 species of introduced Old World grasses of the genus Festuca. Meadow fescue and tall, or reed, fescue are excellent forage crops and the Chewing's, red, and sheep fescues are planted for turf. Fescue is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae. See grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
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; lawnlawn,
grass turf or greensward cultivated in private yard or public park. A good lawn, or green, has both beauty and usefulness; its maintenance for golf, tennis, baseball, and other sports is a costly and specialized procedure.
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fescue

[′fes‚kyü]
(botany)
A group of grasses of the genus Festuca, used for both hay and pasture.

fescue

, fescue grass
any grass of the genus Festuca: widely cultivated as pasture and lawn grasses, having stiff narrow leaves
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Effects of water deficit on Mediterranean and temperate cultivars of tall fescue.
His recommendations include annual or perennial fescues (grasses), annual rye, bromes, sub clovers, bur clover vetches, buckwheat or beans, or resident (naturally occurring) vegetation.
So if you've got 50 or 60 yards to hit into and you're complaining about the fescue that's wider than that, I don't think that's an issue.
After about eight hours of scrambling, the researchers had scoured all six research plots--33-foot-diameter areas that have been monitored annually since 1993--and come up with a grand total of 56 tufts of Guadalupe fescue.
Regarding the development of a new variety of tall fescue 'Greenmaster'.
The autoclaved soil in each bag was dispensed into each sterile 660 mL black plastic planting tubes, and pre-treated, bacterial-inoculated seeds of tall fescue were planted.
But it does not produce the compounds found in tall fescue that can sometimes harm cattle.
They needed results, but growing fescue isn't something you can rush.
Identifying the effects of endophyte symbiosis on the functioning of the tall fescue rhizosphere may help us to figure out the underlying mechanisms which are responsible for greater ecological success of E+ compared to Eplants in natural eosystems.
He observed that the fungus in the European fescue produces the toxin only when something eats the grass (or a researcher snips it).
He said the hybrid was potentially a low-cost technology which could be deployed on 76% of the UK's farmland Several varieties are being studied: some are more like meadow fescue, which has a well developed root system, and others more like ryegrass, which is easy to establish and grows quickly.