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Dactylis glomerata

AuthorityL.
FamilyLiliopsida:Commelinidae:Cyperales:Gramineae
SynonymsDactylis aschersoniana Graebn., Dactylis glomerata L. ssp. aschersoniana (Graebn.) Thell.
Common namescocksfoot, orchard grass, dactyle vulgaire, dactyle aggloméré, näuelgras, panasco, capim de pomar, dactila, hundäxing, hundegras, hundegræs, koiranheinä, hundgresi
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Ecocrop code5184



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A strongly tutted, compact grass reaching a height of 60-150 cm. USES Grown for pasture and hay. It is commonly grown in mixtures with clover or alfalfa as permanent pasture. KILLING TEMP May loose the green colour at -4 to -7°C and be killed back to the crown at -9 to -12°C. GROWING PERIOD Long-lived cool-season perennial, can be harvested 4 times each year. COMMON NAMES Orchard grass, Cocksfoot, Pasto ovillo, Rough cocksfoot, Dactyle agglomere, Dactyle pelotonne, Affar doukna Lachicha, Mahoun, Nedjina, Nichia, Adem, Niscia, Hishia, Rijl-el-deek. FURTHER INF Orchard grass is native of Europe. It has certain winter requirements. In Kenya, it can be grown above altitudes of 2350 m. Photosynthesis pathway C3. Hay yields may be up to 13.5 t/ha when the stand is properly fertilized.
Sources
Grassland Index
Dube P 1982 pp 2
Duke J 1979 pp 94 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 168 [USE]
Rehm S 1991 pp 408 [USE]
Hartmann T 1981 pp 518 [USE, FER, KTMP, DRA]
Duke J 1975 pp 14 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Heath M 1985 pp 224-231 [TEMP, LIG, DRA, DEP, FER]
Kernick M 1978 pp 145-162 [FER, TEXT, LIG, RAIN, USE]
Kernick M 1961 pp 38 [PHO]
Ahlgreen G 1956 pp 205-212 [TEMP, KTMP, TEXT, FER, DRA, PH]