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Project description

The aim of the project is the development of site-adapted strategies for the prevention or control of rough meadow grass, which is the cause of low yields and forage quality in grassland. Following a status quo survey, the project will test measures on farms to control rough meadow grass in the landscapes of Marsch, Geest, and Östliches Hügelland. In addition, an experiment is planned to record the competitive strength of different grass species and mixtures compared to rough meadow grass. At the end of the project, the current status of the spread of rough meadow grass will be known, the drivers of the spread identified, and effective prevention and control strategies derived. These results will feed into the development of a free online tool for farmers that estimates the dispersal risk of rough meadow grass and proposes preventative and control measures, as well as competitive grass mixtures for reseeding.


  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
    24118 Kiel
    Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
    +49 431 880-7420

  • Sven Mehlert, Dammfleth
  • Landwirtin Ute Koll, Stolk
  • Landwirt Henning Gnutzmann, Rumohr
  • CAU Kiel, Institut für Pflanzenbau und-Züchtung-Grünland und Futterbau/Ökol. Landbau, Kiel, Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
  • Fachhochschule Kiel, Fachbereich Landbau, Osterrönfeld, Prof. Dr. Rainer Wulfes
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Schleswig-Holstein, Rendsburg, Dr. Martin Komainda, Dr. Lars Biernat