Tall Windmill grass is often used as a primary establishment grass to hold soils together whilst other more long-term grasses become established.
Turf – Tall Windmill grass can tolerate regular mowing to form turf for amenity purposes, although it may not last for many years under these conditions.
Pasture – This grass has moderate forage value and is readily grazed by stock during summer.
Landscaping and site rehabilitation – when used as the initial soil-binding grass. Tall Windmill grass can be used with grasses such as Kangaroo grass and Redgrass.
This variety was developed by the NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation (DLWC) through research funded by DLWC and the Meat and Livestock Association, the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. LIG 548 originated from plants collected in the wheat-sheep zone. It is tolerant of high summer temperatures and low/intermittent summer rainfall. It establishes easily from spring sowing and is highly sought after by stock for summer grazing.