Compared with the more common grasses such as German or Welsh ryegrass, fescue has the advantage that it is cultivated on damp-cold and un-drained soil, yet is also capable of coping well with draughts due to its well developed root system.
It is not particularly demanding, but reacts well to fertiliser, whereby it is not effected by flooding and silting.
It is only consumed during early growth by grazing lifestock or avoided entirely, which is the reason why it spreads vigorously during later growth or tends to flower, which is unwanted. Rohrschwingel is merely used in individual Plantinum (Special) mixtures, which provides it with minimal agricultural significance in connection with suitability for certain locations.
Seed quantity: approx. 30 kg/ha
Sowing time: until late summer
Sowing depth: 10 - 20 mm
Row distance: 12-15 cm
Fertiliser: According to soil inspection tests