Dactylis glomerata


Something Different!

Bred for a Special Purpose

Breeding goal was not a high yielding aggressive cocksfoot, which out competes other grasses after two to three years in the mixture. No, the goal was to find a cocksfoot that fits perfect into mixtures with perennial ryegrass where it is competitive, but not aggressive, and by the way to be more digestible than old cocksfoot types.

With DONATA we are able to present the very good result of the breeding work.

DONATA is a high digestible and non-aggressive cocksfoot variety. As a late type it fits perfect into mixtures with perennial ryegrass, hybrid ryegrass, white clover and even with lucerne.

DONATA is adapted to low input conditions and definitely will be the first choice for many mixtures with an even production, right from spring to autumn!



Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

  • Good drought tolerance due to its extensive rooting system
  • It grows and re-grows rapidly
  • High Summer production
  • Good persistence