Artillery is a drought-tolerant, productive smooth bromegrass. It is rhizomatous and early-maturing, and was developed from selections from arid regions of Turkey, Iran, Spain and Mongolia. The developed population was then selected in Oklahoma high stress conditions that included no irrigation with low nitrogen input. Artillery exhibits greater adaptation to Oklahoma environmental conditions than commercial check varieties.
Artillery has good germination and establishment in droughty conditions. Brome prefers sandy loam to light clay loam soils, and in general, succeeds anywhere timothy can be grown.
High levels of fertility are not essential, but on lighter soils an annual application of a high nitrogen fertilizer is recommended, unless it is growing with a legume.