Managing stockpiled fescue: Are all the questions answered?
Tall fescue is a mainstay of the American beef cattle industry. It grows on about 35 million acres of pastureland in the eastern U.S. University recommendations in the Mid-Atlantic region generally suggest applying 60 to 80 pounds of nitrogen in late summer (end of August) to stimulate forage growth with the onset of cooler weather in the fall.
Recommendations are to defer grazing once fertilized on a portion of pasture acreage to accumulate enough forage for grazing in the winter months. The recommendations are set, so there is no need to look further … or is there?