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Dactylis glomerata L.
persistent perennial grass

  • A productive, drought-tolerant grass

  • A valuable grass in drier situations 

  • Requires moderate fertility 

  • Light free-draining soils 

  • Is endophyte-free

  • can be safely grazed during summer

  • Earlier cocksfoot varieties used for conservation 

  • Late types are excellent for grazing

  • In summer dry areas often used as a minor component in ryegrass/clover pasture mixes

  • Is a good mix with perennial ryegrass phalaris and tall fescue 

  • Suggested sow rate: 6-10 kg/ha alone 2-5 kg/ha in mixtures


  • Conslimited winter growth

  • Older varieties can dominate pastures, reducing clover levels and digestibility