Fungus free Fescue

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Davis TLC, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. I have a customer that needs to have some seeding done this spring on an area in their yard that has had some fill dirt put in to level the area up. They have brood mares and would like it seeded with a fungus free fescue to prevent it from spreading into their pastures where the brood mares graze. It seems the Fescue fungus can cause some problems with foal weight and size, and milk production.

    I am looking to find a variety to seed that if fungus free, does anybody have a recommendation?

    I believe what they are refering to is the endophyte fungus.

    [Edited by Davis TLC on 03-17-2001 at 04:27 PM]
     
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    NO NO NO.

    Endophyties are for control of INSECTS. You DO NOT want your Horses or Livestock feeding on this type of turf.



     
  3. Kent Lawns,

    That is why want a fungus free fescue. Worried that it might end up in the pastures with the horses, not a good thing.

    Does anybody know of any turf varieties that are endophyte free?


     

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