|Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata)
|A tussocky perennial grass suited to low fertility soils. Tolerates acid soils. good persistence under appropriate grazing management. Sow in autumn or spring (irrigated and tablelands).
|Minimum averagerainfall for species
|450 mm Southern NSW, 750 mm Northern NSW.
|Select varieties on the basis of:
|Varieties of Mediterranean origin tend to have a less erect growth habit and tolerate heavy grazing pressure better than those of European origin that a generally more erect and summer active. Mediterranean varieties have greater summer dormancy than European varieties. Therefore they have a greater chance of persisting in a summer dry environment (e.g. southern NSW) than a summer active variety. Intermediate types have characteristics between the two main plant types.
|Check details of the resistance of varieties if located in a high rainfall area (e.g. Northern Tablelands). Rust reduces yield, especially in autumn.
|Persistence and seasonal productivity – check local trial results where available.
|Main Seed Source
|High summer dormancy
|Moderate summer dormancy