COUCH GRASS

Cynodon dactylon

Couch / Bermuda grass is a strong perennial grass which has both stolons and rhizomes. Couch grass can be used as a cover crop in orchards and used for erosion control purposes.

 

This grass produces good quality hay, grazing and foggage. It is best adapted to areas where the annual rainfall varies between 600mm and 1750mm.

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  • 5 – 12 t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • Perennial species

  • Palatable when fertilised

  • Widely adapted to varied soils and climate

  • Can tolerant heavier grazing

  • Tolerant of salinity

  • Tolerant of flooding

  • Excellent ground cover for soil conservation