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Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons absent
Rhizomes absent
Leaves rolled in the bud
Ligule membranous, short
Collar broad, continuous
Auricles absent
Sheaths not compressed, reddish-pink
Blades flat, strongly veined above, rough along the edges, sharp pointed
Seedhead an erect, somewhat compressed panicle
Spikelets containing 6 to 8 seeds
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height: 2 to 3 inches
Establishment: Seed, Sod
Fertilization: 1 to 3 lbs/ 1000 ft2/ Year
Adaptation: Piedmont & Mountains [View Map]
 
General Description
A coarse, dark green Perennial. Develops into a durable, coarse turf in thick stands but can form objectionable clumps in fine-bladed grasses. Grows from California eastward through the mid-South and across the northern United States
 
Current Articles
2004 Update on Tall Fescue Cultivars
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2002 Update on Tall Fescue Cultivars
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Maximizing Preemergence Herbicide Performance In Tall Fescue
Weed HTML PDF
Suggested Weed Control Calendar For Tall Fescue Sod Fields
Weed HTML PDF
Seeding Tall Fescue Lawns
  PDF
Tall Fescue Cultivation
 PDF
Tall Fescue Lawn Calendar
 PDF
Tall Fescue Lawn Management
UGA Coop. Ext. Ser. Leaflet 354HTMLPDF
 
Common Problems
Brown Patch
Dollar Spot
 
Popular Cultivars
K-31
Rebel
Many Others
 
 
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