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Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.)


  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 533,000
  • Seeding rate: 8-12 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring, or late summer before August 1
  • Sod-forming grass with thick, short rhizomes
  • Must use new low-alkaloid varieties (Palaton, Venture, Rival, Beilvue, etc.)


  • good quality possible
  • good regrowth
  • adapted to wide range of soils, from droughty to very poorly-drained


  • slow to establish, very weak seedling
  • needs 6 weeds of seedling growth in fall to overwinter
  • rapidly loses quality with maturity

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