Football & Rugby, Stadium environments

  • Mixture formulated from dedicated UK Cropvale wear trials with objective DIA scoring; wear tolerance with other benefits
  • Barlibro RPR delivers fast establishment and unparalleled capacity for recovery from wear due to stoloniferous growth habit
  • Barcristalla and Barorlando give superior colour and Drechslera leaf spot tolerance
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Renovation & repair
  • Education environments

MIXTURE: 100% perennial ryegrass


USAGE: Renovation and/or construction of winter sports pitches


RPR SPORT is a highly researched blend of three hard-wearing perennial ryegrasses for the renovation and construction of elite winter sports pitches.

Four years of dedicated wear trials at our research station Cropvale in Worcestershire, together with close analysis of BSPB Turfgrass Seed and the official French list as well as data from our breeding stations across the globe has delivered a blend focussed on four key traits for high performance pitches – wear tolerance, dark genetic colour, (Drechslera) disease tolerance and recovery.

The wear trials at Cropvale are run annually in line with the football season and are assessed via an objective method called Digital Image Analysis (DIA). A camera box takes images of trial plots on a monthly basis and DIA enables the production of extremely accurate data on both wear tolerance and genetic colour for both cultivars and critically, mixture formulations.

BSPB/STRI Turfgrass Seed 2020 data supports the Cropvale Research. Barcristalla and Barorlando are ranked #11 and #16, respectively, for mean performance under wear and #2 and #1 for autumn colour (in the top-80 varieties).

Barlibro is a Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass (RPR) that produces stolons as it establishes and grows. The lateral growth habit results in fast establishemnt between seeding lines and unparalleled capacity for recovery after and during wear.




Perennial ryegrass
RPR Perennial ryegrass
Perennial ryegrass
Sowing rate
30-50g m²
Oversowing rate
15-30g m²
Sowing depth
Mowing height
down to 18mm
Pack size
Speed of Establishment
Wear Tolerance
Recovery after wear
Turf aesthetics
Speed of growth
Dark green colour
Shoot density
Cold temperature germination

Discover our grass seed for football and rugby pitches. Schools, colleges and playing fields will also benefit from this specialist grass seed. 

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