Tall fescue


Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is a perennial grass adapted to a wide range of growing conditions. In Australia tall fescue is principally found from southern Queensland through the tablelands and upper slopes of New South Wales and Victoria to areas of Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

This Agfact includes information on:

  • Fescue varieties
  • Climate
  • Establishment
  • Soils
  • Fertilisers
  • Pasture production
  • Nutritive value & animal performance
  • Grazing management
  • Diseases
  • insect pests
  • Tall fescue endomphyte
  • Selecting tall fescue varieties


Agfact P2.5.6 Fourth Edition

Published: 2003