Aurus is an upright, winter active cocksfoot with a parentage that combines Uruguayan and French genetics. This combination provides both good winter growth and overall total yield. For a cocksfoot Aurus displays strong seedling vigour and establishment and with its upright growth habit is well suited to being sown with clover or Lucerne in a mixed pasture sward. Being a continental cocksfoot, it has very good drought tolerance compared to many other perennial grass species (i.e. perennial ryegrass and continental tall fescue) and excellent re-seeding ability. Aurus cocksfoot is a very persistent grass when sown in appropriate rainfall zones with the ability to provide important forage production after tough dry periods and during cooler times of the year.
Minimum 650mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated