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Sustainability is key for Barenbrug at BTME 2020

3.25pm 4th February 2020 - New Products

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Barenbrug invited delegates to their stand at BTME 2020 to learn more about new product launches and ground-breaking research and development in their industry-leading SPORT RANGE for 2020.

BTME saw the unveiling of SGT (Sustainable Grass Technology), Barenbrug’s newest innovation, which promises a future of stress tolerant grass for sustainable turf management.

The initial product SGT FAIRWAY has been formulated after years of dedicated research across multiple sites in Europe, including STRI in the UK. It is a rye/fescue blend with (independently proven) reduced requirements for fertiliser, water and fungicide. Central to the mixture is the new perennial ryegrass Barprium – a fine-leafed cultivar with truly remarkable performance under stress conditions.

Barenbrug’s bentgrass product portfolio is significantly enhanced for 2020 with the reformulation of ALL BENT and the introduction of DUO BENT to the range. DUO BENT is a combination of creeping and browntop species – a concept first proven in independent UK trials several years ago by Barenbrug.

Both mixtures feature the stand-out #1-variety Charles browntop. ALL BENT combines Charles with BarKing (#1-rated for Microdochium tolerance in recent trials); DUO BENT utilises an outstanding new variety of creeper L-93XD, which comes to the UK market on the back of impressive NTEP trial data from USA. The shoot density (and subsequent tolerance to close mowing) of both mixtures is unparalleled in the market.

Last but not least, Barenbrug celebrated something “OLD” this BTME, in addition to the new arrivals, giving visitors to their stand the opportunity to get involved in the “coronation” of a very familiar fescue cultivar, a long-term favourite of many turf managers!


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