Lindum has launched Ryegreen, their first fine-leaved ryegrass turf for golf greens, available to the industry from spring this year. Seeded in May 2001, and cultivated at the company’s specialist turf nursery near York, this new sward containing 30% exceptionally fine ryegrass, 50% creeping red and 20% chewings fescue, is hard-wearing, with a good recovery rate and the capacity to withstand mowing down to 7mms. Lindum’s managing director, Stephen Fell, who has been following STRI trials of the latest fine-leaved ryegrasses closely, says the Ryegreen is a welcome addition to the company’s range.
“As growers, we are always willing to experiment, and following the successfully established cultivation of Ryegreen, we will be closely monitoring the emergence of new ryegrasses with a view to subsequent sowings. Judging by the amount of enquiries we have received from course managers, these new varieties are already creating a great deal of interest.”
Ryegreen, which is suitable for all fine turf areas and particularly applicable to pay and play courses, due to its robust nature, can also be laid on tees, cricket wickets and tennis courts.