Reed Canary Grass is a hardy cover and is better suited to more exposed northern sites, is good in frost and winter hardiness. This perennial species can last for 10 years, having strong stems and thick leaves provides cover for ground nesting birds. It offers nesting and cover to pheasants but will also provide wild birds with a nesting site. This crop is used for just cover and does not provide feed. Ensuring to place them into wide rows is necessary otherwise will become to dense and annual management is needed.