Fescue

Asked February 3, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

Is fescue only infested if it is tall? I have 2 mares due to foal in April and we are feeding Bermuda hay, but wonder if they can graze on a field kept cut short?

Cherokee County Georgia

1 Response

Not all fescue has endophytes in it. It should be tested to determine if it is infected. It does not matter if it is kept mowed or not, the endophyte is in the grass. Check with your local cooperative extension office to see if they have a local lab that can test for the endophyte.

Good luck with everything.