SOS

Racing

  • SOS is designed to give the fastest possible germination, establishment and growth for emergency repair or divoting of racecourses
  • Barterra annual ryegrass germinates, establish and grows faster at lower temperatures than perennial ryegrasses
  • Bardorado offers fast cool temperature germination for a perennial and provides a long-term solution in the mix
  • Racecourses
  • Racing
  • Polo

MIXTURE:

50% annual ryegrass

50% perennial ryegrass

 

USAGE: 

Overseeding and repair of racecourses in cool temperatures

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

SOS is designed to give the fastest possible germination, establishment and growth for emergency repair or divoting sports turf.


Barterra is the latest generation amenity annual ryegrass that will germinate at temperatures as low as 3.5°C, making it the ideal tool to maintain grass cover throughout the winter. Barenbrug research shows that amenity annual ryegrasses germinate more quickly and at lower temperatures than perennial ryegrass, including tetraploid varieties.


Figure 1 illustrates the speed at which SOS can establish and restore a sward when it is overseeded in January at a soil temperature of 6.2°C. One month into the trial the grass cover has recovered from 20% to more than 60%.


Bardorado is partnered with Barterra to give a longer-term solution within the mix as it is a perennial ryegrass with good performance characteristics, wear tolerance and disease tolerance.


It is specifically chosen, as trials have proven that Bardorado germinates particularly well at low temperatures for a perennial ryegrass (down to 5°C, and quickly at 7-10°C; 90% germination in a 14-day trial – see Figure 2).


Barenbrug research favours the use of a hard-wearing diploid perennial rather than a tetraploid alternative as a partner to annual ryegrasses for winter grass seed mixtures.

 

Composition
Variety
Species
50%
Barterra
Annual ryegrass
50%
Bardorado
Perennial ryegrass
Specifications
Sowing rate
30-40g m²
Oversowing rate
20-40g m²
Sowing depth
4-8mm < thatch
Mowing height
Down to 20mm
Speed of Establishment
Wear Tolerance
Recovery after wear
Turf aesthetics
Speed of growth
Dark green colour
Shoot density
Cold temperature germination
Racing and Polo

Discover our grass seed for horse racing and polo. Racecourse and other equestrian uses will benefit from this specialist grass seed. 

Discover our grass seed for horse racing and polo. Racecourse and other equestrian uses will benefit from this specialist grass seed. 

Discover our grass seed for horse racing and polo. Racecourse and other equestrian uses will benefit from this specialist grass seed. 

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