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Cocksfoot ORGANIC (Dactylis glomerata)
This well known perennial forms clumps when left to mature. It grows early in the spring and has a comprehensive root structure travelling to depth and therefore thrives on light, free draining soil. It is equally at home on soils prone to flooding. Cocksfoot harbours insects and is a good choice for this reason alone. However, due to its dominant presence in the sward it is best to restrict its usage in mixtures. It is palatableonly when grazed frequently (1,000,000 seeds per kg).
Persistence (0-10 Years)
Yield (0-20 T DM/Ha)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
A densely tufted, bluish green species, it can grow up to 1 metre in height and can create tussocks. The dense one sided panicle is said to resemble the shape of a cocks foot.