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RTFRhizomatous tall fescue (RTF), bred by Barenbrug Research, is a new generation of tall fescue, which unlike other tall fescues produces rhizomes. The rhizome sends a shoot up to the soil surface while extending new roots downward, forming new plant growth.

This unique rhizomatous growth habit produces high tensile strength, fast establishment of turf and rapid recovery.

RTF turf has excellent wear tolerance, similar to perennial ryegrass. It is shade, salt and frost tolerant and will withstand both waterlogging and drought conditions. It has consistent and excellent colour throughout the summer and is suitable for most soil types.

RTF Rooting Depth

The rooting capability of RTF is demonstrated in the picture to the right.

With a rooting depth capability of 1.5 metres RTF is an excellent choice for soil stabilisation. With low water and nutrient requirements, coupled with its rhizomatous recovery it is ideal for use in environmentally sustainable situations.

It is suitable for close mowing down to 12mm and has a low build up of thatch. The hard leaf of RTF encourages the ball on sports pitches to sit up making it ideal for golf course fairways and semi-roughs. Other natural grass sports surfaces such as football and rugby pitches especially those with a large amount of shade and lack of air will benefit from the strong tensile strength of the plant as this holds the turf together.

RTF turf is an excellent choice for a wide and diverse range of applications from polo pitches and racecourses to airfields parks and general landscaping areas, particularly where soil stabilisation is required.

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