The Alliance for Grassland Renewal
The Mission of the Alliance for Grassland Renewal is to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of toxic tall fescue on the livestock forage industry through education and outreach, industry led quality control standards, and incentives, while pursuing new technologies and techniques.
EDUCATIONAL workshops for farmers to understand both the science and practical management of novel tall fescue varieties.
Rigorous QUALITY TESTING and certifying of commercial products, ensuring availability of live, viable endophyte in the highest quality seed.
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS to assist farmers in the costly but beneficial transition from toxic to novel tall fescue.
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About the Alliance
Formed in 2012, the Alliance for Grassland Renewal includes partners from university, government, industry and nonprofit groups. States with representation on the board include:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Triple Creek Journal: To fertilize or not to fertilize.I have been interested in soils and their management for a long time. Everything we grow comes from the soil, and soil health is often the limiting factor for forage production and system resilience. On my own farm we haveContinue reading “Triple Creek Journal: To fertilize or not to fertilize.”
- Navigating High Fertilizer Prices in Ruminant Livestock OperationsIn the last year, the cost of fertilizer had increased more than 55%, 60%, and 65%, for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, respectively (Figure 1). The price of nitrogen could continue to increase due to the idling of N manufacturing capacityContinue reading “Navigating High Fertilizer Prices in Ruminant Livestock Operations”
- Economics of Tall Fescue Pasture RenovationOne of the most common questions I get regarding novel endophyte tall fescue is how much it will cost to establish it and whether or not it will pay off. This is a complex question because there are very manyContinue reading “Economics of Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation”