Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has seen the first of its amenity trial plots sown at its UK amenity research site at Cropvale in Worcestershire.
Barenbrug UK's research and development manager Jayne Leyland and UK production manager Andrew Sadler (pictured) were both on hand to scrutinise the plots.
Synergy of mixtures is one of the key areas for study, and the first sowing includes 11 new mixture formulations, which the company will be comparing with its existing BAR range.
Also sown earlier this month were a wide variety of new and existing cultivars, which will be monitored closely by the UK team and colleagues from Barenbrug Research in Holland. Individual cultivars included Viktorka, the top-rated fescue with unrivalled shoot density, summer colour and tolerance to close mowing. This outstanding fescue joined the Barenbrug line-up in 2008 and is featured in BAR Fescue, BAR22 and BAR2.
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