BAR Trio

Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has introduced a 100 per cent fescue blend to provide the superior salt tolerance required by links courses.

Bar Trio  Image: Barenbrug
Bar Trio Image: Barenbrug

Part of the 2011 BAR range, BAR Trio contains a blend of three top-performing Barenbrug slender-creeping red fescues: 40 per cent Viktorka, 30 per cent Barcrown and 30 per cent Barpearl. Following a pilot project at Northumberland course Goswick Links, the blend has been trialled across the UK and Ireland in order to develop the shoot density that links courses so often struggle to achieve.

Research and development manager Jayne Leyland believes the combined strengths of these top-rated cultivars was key to finding a blend that could cope with the challenges of coastal links courses.

"We were able to provide unrivalled shoot density," says Leyland. "The other benefits include superb tolerance to red thread, improved drought tolerance and an attractive all-year-round green colour."


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