Barenbrug to showcase new turf cultivars

Breeder Barenbrug and British Seed Houses promise to unveil the latest cultivars at BTME and share knowledge and expertise to enable greenkeepers to gain the most from breeding programmes.

Barenbrug has no less than 10 brand new cultivars in the 2009 BAR range.  

Highlights include four new fescues for fine and medium-fine turf, with Viktorka and Bargreen II noted for shoot density and disease tolerance, Barmalia showing rapid establishment and Hardtop being salt tolerant.  

Also introduced at Harrogate is the fine-leafed tall fescue Barleduc, the speedily establishing smooth-stalked meadow-grass Bariris and very fine-leafed Barhelene, plus two hardwearing perennial ryegrasses, Bardorado and Barillion.

Keen to share knowledge and expertise with BTME visitors, the British Seed Houses team is hosting a workshop on the subject of introducing velvet bents to golf courses.  

Taking place in Thursday (24 January) at 9.30am in the Queen's Suite, the workshop will highlight the latest news and advice on this cost-effective cultivar already used to good effect on greens in Scandinavia.

Highlighted on the company's stand (A15) will be the A20 Ryesport mix - the seed choice of a number of high-profile venues. Suitable for all sports pitches, the four-rye blend comprises Gallius, Carnac, Vesuvius and Lucius perennial ryegrasses and is particularly useful for overseeding.  A20 Ryesport offers quick establishment, hard-wearing characteristics and good winter colour.


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