Improving Tall Fescue for Beef Cattle Pastures throughout California

Significant advancements have been made to improve tall fescue forage quality and suitability for environments similar to California. This project is assessing the adaptation of new tall fescues to various California ecoregions, and initiates a plant breeding program to bring new cultivars to market to benefit cattle producers.

Charlie Brummer, ecbrummer@ucdavis.edu

Professor, UCD Plant Sciences