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January 2013

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30 PRODUCT SHOWCASE the Groundsman January 2013 New creeping ryegrass Also, BSH seed can be dressed with a mycorrhizal seed coating to accelerate establishment and improve the efficiency of nutrient uptake. www.grogreen.net 790 cm2 Regro (Aug '12) from 15.9 cm2 plug (Mar '11) www.britishseedhouses.co.uk 2013 2013 British Seed Houses (BSH) has introduced a new cultivar to its premium grade A20 sports mix to provide even greater choice for groundsmen. Eugenius has exceptional shoot density to complement wear tolerance and aesthetics. BSH can also provide a bespoke Your A20 mix – as Andy Croft, head groundsman at Derby County FC, did for the club's training ground. Andy required more sustained groundcover and cold tolerance and, he says, Your A20 fitted the bill. transplanted in 2011, Regro spread to cover 790 cm2 in 16 months compared to only 430 cm2 with other creeping ryegrass. In addition, the top growth was significantly less with Regro - which means less cutting. Field evaluation over the challenging 2012 season has shown Regro to be of particular benefit in heavy wear situations where good ground cover is essential. BAR RANGE RANG AN AN NG Andy Croft Independent seed specialist groGreen has announced the Regro creeping ryegrass as "an exciting development that shows considerable improvements to the conventional specie" says the company's Mark Sinclair. Trials have shown that in excess of 90 per cent of the Regro creeping ryegrass plants exhibit the growth habit that enables lateral spread of the plant via leader shoots to result in a very dense, wear tolerant turf that will self-repair areas damage from wear or divoting. Top growth is also reduced as the plant uses a proportion of its available energy resources to grow laterally. Regro was compared with other creeping ryegrass: from 16cm2 plugs barenbrug.co.uk 01359 272000 info@baruk.co.uk Grass experts since 1904. r x Discover the 2013 BAR Range, which features new and improved mixtures, sco h e r e r and top-performing cultivars. f ar For your copy call 01359 272000 or view from the comfort of your desk 59 0 f online at barenbrug.co.uk or scan the code. c Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions

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