About AgriDark

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AgriDark is a licensed plant variety and it cannot be sold without authority from Cervadon Limited.


AgriDark is becoming known as the premium sports field turf through its excellent qualities: 

  • Rapid establishment reducing down-time for new or re-sown fields
  • Rapid repair from heavy wear
  • Stands pressure in high-wear areas
  • Fabulous dark green colour
  • Low leaf water content means less slippage for sports fields
  • Compact rhizomes beneath the surface keeps the field surface secure
  • Low water requirement


AgriDark is an Indian Doab or cynadon dactylon of the couch family which range from coarse varieties like Kikuyu and broad-leafed plants like buffalo grass to finer leafed couches. The fine leaf, colour, rapid establishment and wear qualities make AgriDark the premium product amongst the commercial couch varieties.


As with most other couch varieties it is a triploid which means it doesn't seed and cannot be readily hybridized. What makes this unique is that the only method of establishing new varieties is by finding them in the wild and this is exactly what Dr Warren Hunt did in the late 90's when he was a research scientist for AgriSearch. He established that AgriDark and its cousin AgriLight were superior to other couch types available which led to the registering of the Plant Variety Rights.