UT offers tour showing native grasses as forage

UT offers tour showing native grasses as forage

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LOUISVILLE (AP) - The University of Tennessee Center for Native Grasslands Management is hosting a twilight forage tour in Louisville.

The tour will feature tips on using native grasses such as eastern gamagrass, big bluestem and switchgrass as livestock forage.

According to Center director Pat Keyser, the drought tolerant native grasses are long-lasting perennials that can produce high yields of hay. They also produce excellent animal performance when grazed during the summer.

The tour takes place on July 30. The event is free but participants must register by Wednesday.

More information is available at nativegrasses.utk.edu.

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