RYDER is the new turf pigment technology that protects turf from harmful UV rays and excessive light, delivering a consistent natural green colour.
Apply as a programme to build colour and prior to periods of stress to maintain appearance.
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Concentrated and stable green pigment for turf. RYDER provides an incredible visual effect – producing a deep, desirable green colour – with a shade and intensity you can manage to suit your course and conditions. And, at the same time, RYDER enables you to manage light - to make it work more efficiently for your turf plants.
Not all energy emitted by the sun is useful for turfgrass growth. In fact, some of this energy can be actually harmful to the plant – effectively causing damaging sunburn to plant cells. RYDER is a highly concentrated and stable green pigment designed for use on managed turf to improve its appearance and to help protect against UV radiation and high light intensities.
Light waves- Particles of light contain energy that drive the photosynthetic process. This Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR), includes the “colours” of the light spectrum: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Blue and red light are most efficiently utilised by chlorophyll to support plant growth and development.
The susceptibility of turf to light stress is severely intensified when under heat stress, drought stress or cold stress.
Plants produce natural compounds to reflect, scatter and screen from radiation damage, including carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and cuticle waxes. Using the latest generation of pigment technology, at a high 70% concentration, RYDER can effectively mimic plant pigments and deliver protection against harmful UV radiation and high light intensities.
The intensity of colour can be selected through adjustments to application rate, frequency and integrated fertiliser programmes.
|Mowing Height||Area||RYDER Rate (l/ha)||Water Volume (l/ha)||Extra Info|
|Under 12 mm||Greens, Tees, Approaches, Bowling Greens, Cricket Squares||0.75 - 1.5||250 - 500||Use higher rates for deeper green colour and greater protection against UV light.|
|Over 12 mm||Fairways, Sports Fields, Cricket Outfields||1.0 - 2.0||250 - 500||Use higher rates for deeper green colour, higher heights of cut and greater protection against UV light.|
I used the new Syngenta turf pigment Ryder on the Albatros course and was really impressed. Great name but even better result!
Golf Courses and Real Estate Manager
Le Golf National, Paris, France
For further information on RYDER Turf Pigment, please contact a member of our technical sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.