Real Madrid are riding high in 'La Liga' the Spanish football league and benefitting from having a newly constructed pitch. Last autumn, Paul Burgess, head groundsman at Real Madrid selected Limagrain's 100% perennial ryegrass mixture MM60 for the world famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Paul previously used MM60 when he worked at the Emirates Stadium and has been delighted with the result at Real Madrid: "MM60 has worked fantastically in the stadium environment here in Madrid. We've had a harsh winter like the UK so the stress on the grass has been extreme but the pitch has performed superbly all season."
This year Paul has the extra pressure of holding the Champions League final in May, but is satisfied the pitch will remain in pristine condition for the most prestigious final in club football.
Fittingly, MM60 contains the new perennial ryegrass cultivar called Madrid, a chart topper on the STRI winter sports variety list. As with all the MM range, the seed is treated with the biostimulant Headstart to help improve establishment.
For more information, groundsmen should contact Limagrain UK on 01522 861300, visit www.limagrain.co.uk/mm, or contact their nearest MM distributor.
Further information from Matt Gresty, Limagrain UK. Tel: 0121 458 6646 Mob: 07767 278335. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Picture: The Real Madrid pitch, now sown with MM60.