One of the more useful fescues for forage. Early and palatable providing good ground cover.
Grazing / Amenity
Perennial 7+ Years
May to August
8t DM per ha.
Better suited to free draining soils, can be slow to establish therefore best sown when soil temperatures are high in the southern half of UK. Manage grazing during establishment. Ideal for multispecies, low input mixtures.
Able to withstand extremes in weather and is widely used in America where it is known as Kentucky Bluegrass. In the UK it is less frequently used, without such extreme conditions to deal with, but it is a robust highly palatable option that can be included within mixtures.
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