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Image 3 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 6 No. 1 winter 1960

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"‘¢ ·-s"`¥!Y‘ { . J .;?¤r‘¤".f #5 ~·~· » ,.-.’ ‘~ »¤·**;"· ~. . :· -— —z ». ·· .··= ~. ‘¤ a <<-. =- ~,·,;. -·‘£\,·,*v?-ws?. . ;., ,.t. gev wi! " *‘l€`f·;a-s;?*~· .;,-- ..’—§,`.‘·-, .‘;+~·*··f'i¢¢l? 2!*~~·‘>"?,{$·i? rilégiegs-»y$}4¢?’>¤. }Z.—. *~2*~w “-V‘ .·¥;¤i·rt V=~ ‘···= Y N "·'1W·5’?;·...a;".¤¥$5 A "· ¤.—··—e yl ?i··2s..·.:;.‘·’zi . Tall fescue grown in pure fgqgg-- “ ’,;;~;%‘£?`?¥·*&~i;;‘?:‘i·<',_Q·."¥,' Q.Q3.»‘:r.¥¥fV,, stand makes a relatively poor ’V,'· ‘ ¤ I " ? Caffe: ’—’;1{i?°‘ - . 1-—=¢»·;¤.,:. —»··» =· -.;c,*¤.?· ef V » * · ~* .·z.i ‘ ‘· ?·.¤*—<=, " ; #'r‘ "*¢~ quality pasture for most live- ;;.;*i£‘ii·. · .. 2;;,xq. - · ra N .· ·· ,;`,— sw >··#·~ ··,— · *· “‘. — zi` .> -; ;~··~.— ·‘ ` stock. The quality may be *· greatly improved by having 25 :T"‘3_;?['Z.?¤ Y - V- —. ., J · . ‘· M ..=.: I 5. ·»=e I ··¤e 4 ·< · . A is »&·‘ ·— .‘ , *;~:»z Fi we "°r?°“? °" ‘“°"° °* °l°""‘* . i Th*S1>¤¤*¤**= of UK =·~s¤‘¤¤¤·¤v c ia : ay- €—‘ * Z #;;>; »··¤e*·1’ °‘ ~¤ >.s>:¢=`*.:2·*‘¥ ,, plots in Christian County ei .· ·* »i&~°·is"(i1“*?° - ’ c Z "~ ».-r».?’ ·¤·.,-if ** ·..·’ >'2¤»~/;· Yr ·— {KM .a§€1t»>· $”."·*#·if *3* (JUHE shows (left) tall bij, Mi jj(~t1‘°. ' p _ _ -4}% fescue in pure stand and *.4* fr , _ _ 5:2. ,. ‘f _3i;‘ , V g •" ` -,_§Z--.ii·».,.,_ " . ._ ZKT .a.{ _ J.-I U ' wi`? " l "‘·v`, V"-s-‘{‘,l ,053- ‘ ‘ I · (right) tall feseue with Ladmo · g r jj "é{<§»z§q\&¤;»—¢ T .4 A, rQ""*!° ‘ ‘**» clover. Both plots had been em,-.-gg ji ia if °’*:“`fr"’i· -3 · - T’"’ · L', 5* T":¤·§~·-; ».·'·=·.»‘·' ,.` = *f[_—=~' ~·*!· V4. { seeded to fescue-Ladmo m 1948, but the clover had grad- xs _·><_é;;¢* -3;*,*,,-. · - · ,·6;“&,;‘;·¤.;>=; *· . \,{“··- q..’·" . *24=· 1 V *¥.f» i · I 5},, , Vi), Q, vugil *y·¤··,_¤Lt%_ · 7/ 4’ fén °` .4,- I { nn'; V . ,i - , ually disappeared. The plot yn;. .,3~,·»-·~_ i, y d,.»b_,·__ jc on the right was renovated in i `· L5- r’1"V AV- Q; W » T ·_ 1955 by [ertrlizmg with lime, --y_ ..2,;,, },.»;;,,;;;1{7;§-,3,qy · ,_ \ . ;~ {L T.,-,g\_ phosphorous and potassium. w§?i·§»‘~d`·{·.:_ ·*¤Q\j - , "'·’Q,.¥ . `* J, The Ladino is of volunteer “4‘ '§i é. .· · ~-M, 3***-¢?j;{<·i·._a•`r/ci.,-W -;»·>» ‘‘‘’ · Tr v. :=x.a+*·. s *g'.=";‘ 'risq . ¤·· Y .5 . origin. _¢g., .» ..g,.,%,»V ?\_ ~ Ji i:. vga-:~e~·, ,·. ~’,~ -,·-X ··-.» - . . - \» j*!;é1-"i‘,;·,"1*5’ iff; . "Wf ?{°. ·' · .‘V€"*il® "*,‘.¥*· ’ 1 ‘L V1" 3·,.{‘--'.f`*Q"‘V‘)·4 .·=·! ,3 `_ 2:~"· .¢— 4 ‘ ' " S `Ph“’°°TTi"`“""f H` TM ‘’`" ) iw if if ar V', he L . 4 pl pktjai I; ,.1.: é":>,%¢;. .-;".‘;¥_. TJ ,xy_{;v\_Z_\ I ;;.—',;‘~ Sir, A l·,‘--`;_v`i:.`.t:,-T- _· ) V; A mi ;.· +V· - r’}P. V ~» Tall Fescue —- A Progress Report * . If mixed with legumes and properly managed, Kentucky 31 fescue has possibilities ` for livestock and dairy use -· " needed, and to indicate how tall fescue may be used » yy BYWILLIAM A. SEAYI in a pasture and forage program to obtain more r · \flC(’-1)li'(’LX)I 1 E Sl1t1S1:3.CtO1`y 1`€SllltS. .' K·tkj "·t:l ‘·'#tStitE: . . . . "*" U] uc ` mm ml Xpmmm ` (H This deep-rooted perennial grass is widely adapted Since Kentucky 31 fescue was introduced in 1939, to the climate and soil conditions of this region. It is _ it has become an important pasture and soil-conserving used in many parts of the upper South and lower `\•- grass in Kentucky. There is much interest and dis- Midwest as a pasture and forage crop. It grows well v v cussion about the merits and shortcomings of feseue, in wet soil and, yet, is quite drought resistant. lt and staff members of the Kentucky Agricultural Ex- persists well on both good and poor soils. Fescue ·`** periment Station and the Cooperative Extension Serv- produces a sod dense enough to hold up livestock on up ice are asked many questions about it. muddy wet land even after a thaw and can be grazed Kentucky 31 fescue is widely distributed in Ken- in winter. It grows well in eastern and western Ken- "" tucky and used by thousands of farmers. One should tucky, as well as in the central “Bluegrass” area. lt . i recognize that this frass will continue to be used is a well ada ated cool-season rass for most of Ken- V a °’_ _ and, if used properly, can serve very useful purposes. tucky. r \Vhile it does have limitations it has many good The ability of Kentucky 31 fescue to persist in 9 qualities. spite of diseases, mismanagement, and competition This report is designed to summarize our knowledge from other species often leads to unwise use of the °'*‘ about Kentuck 31 fescue, to uoint out results of Jlant. Man farmers acce nt it as a frazinf ilant with- 1 &» 1 .4, research completed and give information from re- out using proper fertilization and management prac- search now underway, to point out some research tices. On established fescue-legume pasture mixtures, use of nitrogen will accelerate the crowding out of the _ e I lllCSCt1l`(.`ll €ll1(1 Ol)SCl'\'i11l()llS I`C]_)OI`tC(1 llt‘I'L‘ \’\’CI`(‘ C()llll'll)lllC(l lGgu]T]€S_ ()“ the other hand, USC Of ]]itl·()g(¤n 0]] pure ` by several workers in the lxentneky Agricultural Experiment gmudg of fegclw mllv inclvlw hQl_b_l ye (md',-()_ Q Ul _, Station, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and to a ` ” ` ` ` ~ °‘ “ 5* ‘ I `(’(‘( *··+ . . . . I · lesser extent, neighboring states, and are only summarized by P10K 1101101]- V ¢ the author. (Continue:] on Page 4) _ Ksxrucxr FARBI Axn I-loan; SClENCE—\VlN'I`EH 1960 3 I rr