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Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra L.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 227,000
  • Seeding rate: 8-12 lbs pure live seed/acre (25-30 lbs/acre for conservation purposes)
  • Seeding date: early spring, late summer
  • Forms a dense sod
  • Streambank or grass waterway protection, soil improvement, areas with heavy animal traffic

Advantages

  • easy to establish
  • good tolerance to acid and poorly-drained soils
  • good tolerance to close grazing

Concerns

  • low yield potential
  • low palatability

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