Tall Fescue

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

20-25 kg/ha

Rainfall / Irrigation


Demeter is a deep-rooted fescue with an erect growth habit, strong spring and summer activity and low winter production. It will provide excellent persistence and performance in growing regions that are spring and summer rainfall dominant. Demeter is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, with tolerance of low fertile, poorly drained areas and moderate salinity.

Tall fescue establishes more slowly than many other cool season grasses, and good management in early spring while Demeter is in its vegetative stage will ensure excellent regrowth. Demeter's leaf is not as palatable as newer tall fescues.

Sowing rate:
20-25 kg/ha alone
15-25 kg/ha with clovers

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