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Tall fescue is a popular grass for Kentucky pastures for many reasons—it is hardy and tolerates drought, has a root system that aids in controlling erosion and can stand up to heavy grazing. Farmers can even stockpile it for winter grazing. However, an endophyte fungus that commonly infects the plant can affect livestock. Summertime tends to be peak time for fungus-related problems.

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Turfgrass professionals and homeowners can find the latest buzz in turfgrass and lawn care at the University of Kentucky Turf Research Field Day. This year’s field day is July 14 at UK’s A.J. Powell Jr. Turfgrass Research Center at Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.

Event registration and trade show begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT and go through 9 a.m. Attendees will have the option of attending four tours. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. and repeats at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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