Uplands is a very compact densely tillered, fine leaved mediterranean cocksfoot which is semi summer dormant giving it a very high level of drought tolerance.
It is best adapted for sowing on dry hill country in areas with cold winters and dry summers receiving 350mm to 500mm of average rainfall. Its ability to become partially dormant through extended dry periods gives it the advantage of being able to persist better on well drained soils than other grass species.
In trials and demo sites conducted over the last few years Uplands is shown to be extremely slow to establish, but once established has proved to be a productive plant in the second year. Once established Uplands can tolerate persistent close grazing by sheep and is far less likely to become clumpy than the more traditional cocksfoot types. An alternative to Currie cocksfoot but is more summer dormant and has a higher level of digestibility and nutritive value.Sowing Rate: 4–5 kg/ha alone or 2–3 kg/ha mixed
Wana is suited to 550mm+ rainfall and has shown to be more tolerant of heavier soils than other cocksfoots. It is more prostrate in growth, giving a dense ground cover and will withstand heavy grazing. Wana is not as drought tolerant as Currie or Porto, but is more suited to heavier soils and will tolerate some water logging.Sowing Rate: 4–5 kg/ha alone, 1–2 kg/ha mix
Yarck II is an Australian bred cocksfoot variety selected from Porto and Currie to have vigorous seedlings, enabling improved establishment. Yarck II has strong winter growth as well as excellent summer activity responding well to summer rainfall. It has excellent persistence similar to Porto and Currie.Sowing Rate: 4–5 kg/ha alone, 1–2 kg/ha mix/ha mix