Well, I checked my wifes textbooks for info on Fescue. I didn't
find anything on the fungus mentioned ( but the textbooks are
all 5-10 years old, so maybe it wasn't known then ).
However, I did find another fescue problem. In spring and early
summer, fescue contains a high level of an alkaloid that is
toxic to horses. This alkaloid isn't as present in late summer
or fall. Fortuneately, fescue has a lower palatability than
most other pasturages, so horses don't usually eat much of
it if the fescue is only a minor component of the forage available.
Dennis O'Connor, uunet!srg!titania!doconnor
non-representative. Life can be so boring sometimes ...