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Tall Fescue Toxicosis

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Title: Tall Fescue Toxicosis
Author: Roberts, Craig A. (Craig Arthur)
Keywords: tall fescue forage
Neotyphodium coenophialum
fungal endophytes
cattle feed
Date: 2000-04
Publisher: University of Missouri Extension
Abstract: Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is Missouri's most widely used forage crop. It is insect and nematode resistant, tolerates poor soil and climatic conditions well and has a long growing season. Unfortunately, tall fescue also has a downside. Most tall fescue in the state is infected with a fungal endophyte, Neotyphodium coenophialum (formerly called Acremonium coenophialum) that is toxic to animals. This publication offers a description of the endophyte as well as recommendations for its management.
Other Identifiers: G4669

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