Removal of Infected Fescue with Warm-season Grasses and Introduction of Legumes
Warm-season grasses and legumes can play an important role in enhancing summer weight gain on yearlings and calves. The objective of this project is to increase summer weight gains by inter-seeding legumes and replacing some endophyte-infected fescue with warm-season grasses. The coordinator is replacing one-third of his fescue pastures with native, warm-season grasses, such as big bluestem, switchgrass, and Indiangrass. He inter-seeded clover in the remaining pastures. The project was extended for one year to allow time for establishment of new seedings and data collection.