New Turf Type Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass Latin name: Lolium perenne Seeds/gram: 550 Germination: 1-2 weeks Shoot density: 150-250 shoots/100cm2 Cutting height: Normal: 28-40mm Not less than 4mm Growth: In tufts Distinguishing features: 4 sets of chromosomes // Leaves largely parallel-sided, but narrow to a fine tip // Upper leaf surface dull with clear ribs // Underside of leaf glossy with prominent keel // Leaves and stems reddish at base // Leaf blade folded in the shoot // Ligule up to 2mm long // Clear sheath/auricle Properties: 4turf™ Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass has very good wearing qualities and germinates quickly. Exceptional tolerance to a broad range of environmental stresses. Increased chloroplast and chlorophyll production for improved nitrogen efficiency and deeper colour throughout 13 the seasons. Enhanced root development, stronger and deeper root system. Significantly increased disease resistance to fusarium, leaf spot and red thread. The species is a highly suitable mixture partner for sports turf thanks to its slightly more open nature & because of its rapid establishment in a range of conditions. Chewings Fescue Latin name: Festuca rubra commutata Seeds/gram: 1,000 Germination: About 2 weeks Shoot density: 450-800 shoots/100cm2 Cutting height: Normal: 20-35mm Not less than 5mm Growth: In tufts Distinguishing features: Leaves fine, stiff and filamentous // Young leaf folded in shoot (generally remains unfolded when mature) // Ligule short, blunt and difficult // Roots bunched together // No rhizomes // Leaf sheath complete, not overlapping Properties: The high shoot density and tolerance to close mowing makes the species particularly suitable for golf greens, tees, and fairways. Maintains good colour and a fine appearance throughout the year. Requires minimal water and fertiliser. Tolerates acidic soils. Key Cultivars NEW FABIAN This second generation 4turf™ Tetraploid demonstrates the significant progress that is already being made in this new field of sports turf ryegrass technology, bred by DLF, currently the market leaders. Fabian delivers a significant increase in wear tolerance, shoot density and recovery over first generation tetraploids, whilst maintaining the exceptional root system, stress tolerance and disease resistance. DOUBLE Rapid establishment, deep rooting, proven resistance to common sports turf diseases in every major European trial. Maintains exceptional turf quality and a deep green year round colour. Key Cultivars HUMBOLDT Ideal for tee and fairway use. The combination of the high shoot density and excellent disease resistance helps to deliver first class results. NEW SISKIN No. 1 rating for fairway use with exceptional density and outstanding colour giving a high visual merit rating even under low input managment. Siskin also shows high performance in trials under golf green management and is the highest rated cultivar in trial for red thread resistance. Siskin ranks very highly in the DLF R&D tests for salt tolerance, making this an ideal cultivar for links golf courses and coastal sites.
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