Admiral cocksfoot is a perennial grass suited to free- draining soils but also has good tolerance to acid and low fertility soils.
Admiral is a cross between a continental and a Mediterranean cocksfoot which gives this cultivar more year-round production.
Bred with increased seedling vigour ensuring a successful establishment, Admiral is paired well with sub clovers for a quality pasture stand. Suitable for sheep, beef, dairy and equine.
|Paddock preparations||Best sown into a cultivated seedbed but can be direct drilled. Cultivate seed bed if ground is uneven.|
|Sowing depth||Shallow (5-15mm), using a roller will ensure good seed-soil contact and improve germination rates.|
|Weed control||A weed free seedbed allows for better establishment results. The use of herbicides prior to sowing can alleviate competition from weeds. Cocksfoot is slow to establish and should be monitored throughout its early establishment phase for both weeds and insect pests.|
|Fertiliser||The use of fertiliser at sowing may improve the establishment. The use of phosphorus fertiliser annually may improve the longevity of the stand.|
|Grazing management||Cocksfoot is a slow to establish species and therefore should be allowed plenty of time to establish. Only very light grazing in the first year is recommended to encourage tillering. Once established, grazing should be managed to maintained clovers in the pasture. Avoid over grazing after the autumn break as the plants will require time to restore energy for long term persistence.|