Barenbrug to launch five new seed mixtures at Harrogate Week

Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug is to launch five new mixtures in its Sports & Amenity Grass Seeds 2010 catalogue at Harrogate Week.

The 40-page catalogue contains full details of the company’s BAR Range as well as technical advice, a species guide and up-to-date information on its golf green differential input trial at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI).

The five new mixtures include BAR Rubra, BAR GT Turf, BAR GT Sport, BAR OC and Bar Duo.

Rubra is a 100% fescue offering designed to help greenkeepers increase desirable fescues to all areas of the course. BAR GT Turf and Sport and BAR OC have been designed to compete against the ingression of annual meadowgrass (Poa annua) in the sward.

All three are non-GMO glyphosate-tolerant mixtures that harness ER 2703, a unique new cultivar of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) that aims to help produce a fine — or hard — wearing turf.

BAR OC contains recently introduced cultivars Barhelene smooth-stalked meadowgrass (Poa pratensis) and Barmalia slender creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra trichophylla), both of which establish fast to help out-compete annual meadowgrass ingression during the early stages of establishment.

Barenbrug research and development manager Jayne Leyland said: "We’re delighted to return to Harrogate Week with such a strong show line-up. The latest mixtures joining the existing BAR Range demonstrate our ongoing commitment to breeding and research in order to produce innovative solutions for the sports and amenity market."


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