The Relationship of Leaf Strength to Cattle Preference in Tall Fescue Cultivars

@inproceedings{MacAdam2003TheRO,
  title={The Relationship of Leaf Strength to Cattle Preference in Tall Fescue Cultivars},
  author={Jennifer W. MacAdam and Henry F. Mayland},
  year={2003}
}
Low values of leaf blade tensile and shear strength have been related to herbivore preference and intake in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and other forage grasses. This study examined relationships between leaf strength and cattle (Bos taunts) preference for eight cultivars of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). Both tensile strength and shear strength of tall fescue leaf blades were measured, along with several leaf blade anatomical characteristics. Leaf tensile strength was… CONTINUE READING

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