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Cocksfoot

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Appearance

Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) is a perennial, coarse, tufted forage grass growing up to 1 metre in height. Leaves are green to greyish-green in colour. The individual blades are 5 to 12 mm wide, 8 to 40 cm long and are flat, sharply pointed and sharply keeled.

The flower spike is composed of several spikelets containing up to 5 individual flowers.

Occurrence and spread

Cocksfoot is a rough grass that is widespread in the British Isles.

Control and management

There are a range of herbicides which can be used to control Cocksfoot, for example glyphosate. Seek advice from your BASIS qualified adviser.

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