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Forage: Tall Fescue in Mississippi

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Publication Number: IS0830
Updated: March 31, 2016
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With an estimated 600,000 acres of tall fescue in Mississippi, it is clearly the most important perennial cool-season grass although it has some problems. It grows especially well in the Prairie and Flatwood areas, where moisture is adequate during periods of maximum growth. With high temperatures and less water-holding capacity in the sandy soils of south Mississippi, performance as a forage is low compared to the upper part of the state.

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