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Creeping bent

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Creeping bent (Agrostis stolonifera) is a tufted perennial grass which can grow to a height of 8 to 40 cm. Leaves are green or greyish-green and hairless. Sheaths are rounded and smooth. Panicles are erect, oblong and usually open.

Occurrence and spread

Creeping bent is common across the British Isles and can tolerate a wide range of different conditions from cropped fields to open woodland, downland and diverse coastal habitats such as salt marshes, cliffs and sand dunes. It is a common weed on cultivated soils. It spreads by a leafy stolon and can spread displacing more palatable species in pasture.

Control and management

Reasonable control of Creeping bent can be achieved with glyphosate. Seek advice from your BASIS qualified adviser.

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