Summer dormant cocksfoot a great pasture option

Recent research has shown that the hispanica cocksfoot variety Kasbah could be the ideal perennial grass for inclusion in legume-based pastures – but securing a seed supply is proving more challenging. Pamela Lawson looks at why this grass has many southern Australian graziers so excited.

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Results from four years of perennialpasture grass trials at Beckom insouthwestern New South Waleshave shown Kasbah cocksfootto be easily the most persistent cultivar ofthe 21 cocksfoot, tall fescue