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2010-12-30 14:29:06

New grasses suggested as alternatives to red fescue Erosion is a significant problem on highway embankments in New England. To mitigate erosion on the regions' highways, slopes are seeded with a grass"“legume mixture that usually including red fescue, a grass preferred for its drought-tolerance and ability to thrive in acidic, infertile soil. "A mixture of red fescue, perennial ryegrass, and kentucky bluegrass is planted to stabilize the soil, but only the red fescue survives long term...


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2009-04-28 13:12:53

Commonly known as Cane Bluestem, Bothriochloa barbinodis is a grass species native to the Americas. It is indigenous to the southern United States as well as South and Central America and Mexico. Booming perennially, the species grows in tufts from 2 to 4 feet in height. The stems are similar in color to wheat and have intermittent nodules adorned with wispy hairs. The leaves are 8 to 11 inches in length and range in color from a bluish green to a rusty yellow depending on the dryness of...

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