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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fescue

, fescue grass
any grass of the genus Festuca: widely cultivated as pasture and lawn grasses, having stiff narrow leaves
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Detecting viable Acremonium endophytes in leaf sheaths and meristems of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass.
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A change in invertebrate availability arising from changes in vegetation (conversion from fescue to NWSG) would impact populations of gallinace ous birds that use those areas.
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A mixture of common-type Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue might be satisfactory on an average lawn, but would be inadequate for one where excellent quality was desired.
Watkins said: "In this study, the fine fescue species showed the greatest potential for use on low-input golf course fairways.
Reintroducing fire for conservation of Fescue Prairie Association remnants in the Northern Great Plains.
A farmer's report of an unusual forage grass led Michael Casler, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist at the agency's US 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.
The significantly higher CP concentrations in the WHDG-containing silages compared with the control silage are consistent with the inclusion of WHDG, which is higher in CP than hulless-barley straw and tall fescue. The addition of WHDG to mixed silage resulted in decreased ADF and NDF contents, due to the low ADF and NDF content in WHDG.
Tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) is one of the most popular cool-season pasture grasses in the US, say Roberts and Andrae, but nearly all of it planted before 1980 is infected with Epichloi coenophialum, a microscopic fungus.
Identification of the association between molecular markers and quality traits would promote the efficient utilization, conservation and management of the tall fescue germplasm.