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
- Registration now open for all 2021 workshopsRegistration for two in-person workshops is now open. The Alliance for Grassland Renewal is hosting in-person workshops in Mt. Vernon, MO on March 23 and Lexington, KY on March 25 in addition to the three-night virtual workshop on February 23-25.Continue reading “Registration now open for all 2021 workshops”
- A Holistic Approach to Understanding Fescue Toxicosis: A Path to Drug Therapy?Undoubtedly, if you have followed fescue toxicosis research developments you have seen the term “ergovaline” prominently in the publications as to the toxin causing fescue toxicosis. Ergovaline is a chemical that belongs to a specific group of toxins called “ergotContinue reading “A Holistic Approach to Understanding Fescue Toxicosis: A Path to Drug Therapy?”
- Weed control in newly established cool season grass standsThe weather in many areas this past fall has been conducive for excellent growth on late summer or early fall seeded stands of cool season grasses, such as novel endophyte tall fescue. Most extension guidelines in the mid-Atlantic region recommendContinue reading “Weed control in newly established cool season grass stands”