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Meadow fescue

Festuca pratensis


Meadow fescue, a perennial, is one of the most important grass species for agriculture. It requires high natural soil fertility and is therefore less suited to very dry or nutrient-poor soils. Its winter-hardiness and resistance to trampling make it a good component of fodder mixtures consisting of clover, alfalfa and grasses, as well as for pastureland seeding. During its initial development, meadow fescue forms less mass than other grasses. Intensive management, frequent cutting and acute grazing will result in it becoming gradually replaced by other stand components because of its poor competitiveness.


Category: Grasses and legumes

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  • Sowing and fertilising instructions
    Sowing rate:

    25 kg/ha

    Distance between rows:

    as cereals

    Sowing period:

    until end of August

    Sowing depth:

    1–2 cm

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