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KENTUCKY 31 FESCUE

#1049 | SCHEDONORUS ARUNDINACEUS

KENTUCKY 31 FESCUE

#1049 | SCHEDONORUS ARUNDINACEUS

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Summary

Kentucky 31 is currently primarily used for lawn and turf grass. It does have a more coarse appearance than improved types. While Kentucky 31 tall fescue has and is used extensively for livestock pasture grass, agronomists no longer recommend Kentucky 31 for livestock pastures due to the presence of endophytes. Endophytes are a naturally occurring fungus in fescue grass species that protect the grass from insects  and disease. Endophytes cause issues with cattle and horses that graze on fescue grass that  contains them. See our beneficial endophyte species for forage tall fescue.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
24" - 48"
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall - Early-Spring
Plant Depth
0.25"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
50° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
227,000
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
SCHEDONORUS
Species
SCHEDONORUS ARUNDINACEUS

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 20-25 LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

How to Use & Apply

Tall fescue is easy to establish due to its rapid germination and good seedling vigor. It may be planted by any common method such as grass seeders, hydroseeding, and broadcasting.

Applications

Lawn

8-10 LBS PER 1000 SQ. FEET

Pasture & Range

20-25 LBS PER ACRE

Forage & Grazing

20-25 LBS PER ACRE

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