Anyone excited about the new Regenerative Ryegrasses?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by SeedPro, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Article in this months Turf Magazine. A stoloniferous ryegrass. Yay!

    I do a lot of machine seeding and hope to see it available sometime soon at local vendors but it may be a while with patents involved etc.
     
  2. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im going to need to look a little closer. Musta missed that article. Like the sounds of it though.
     
  3. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's in the new zine I just got the other day. Rye grass being more or less a weak rhizonomous turf grass requiring heavy pound per thousand application rates has long been it's one drawback in my opinion.

    An aggressive stoloniferous RG is a great move in the right direction.
     
  4. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Concurr- Id love to see a ryegrass that does well in shady areas too. I really like ryegrass for its quick germination, dark green color, hardiness to cold, but it doesnt generate worth a crap......
     
  5. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OK- did read the article, dfinitely like the sounds of the new variety of rye grass.
     
  6. SeedPro

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    Ditto. I use a lot of it since they have improved is as a turf type over the years.

    I dislike chewings fescue and creeping red fescue in shade too.
    I have to use it occasionally but don't prefer it.
     
  7. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Highly proprietary too....we may never see it available in my lifetime.
     
  8. BIOGRASS

    BIOGRASS LawnSite Member
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    I am way stoked on the RPR. Barenbrug comes out with some cool varieties.
     

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