Johnsons Sports Seeds brings Brazil to Harrogate

Johnsons Sports Seeds brings Brazil to Harrogate
DLF Johnsons Sports Seed will bring a Brazilian feel to BTME 2014.  

Based on the successful playing surfaces of the last World Cup in South Africa 2010, seed from the DLF Group has again been chosen for all World Cup stadiums and training pitches for Brazil 2014.  

To celebrate, the company has instigated a Europe-wide competition to win tickets to see the tournament in action.

The new 4turf cultivar in the chosen mixture has been trialled in the UK at the STRI and the final seed mixture thoroughly tested in Brazil by both international advisors and local sports grass specialists.

Football pitches in Brazil are generally Bermuda grass based, but due to the winter dormancy of Bermuda grass the pitches need to be reinforced with temperate sports turfgrass to provide the perfect playing surface. To meet this requirement, the pitches have been overseeded with DLF's top performing Perennial ryegrasses including 4turf, a new and innovative turfgrass from the R&D stable of DLF-TRIFOLIUM.
4turf will be widely available in the spring of 2014.  It will be included in several new mixtures for the professional market unveiled at the show by Johnsons Sports Seed.  Details of the World Cup competition, linked to 4turf, and how to enter will be colourfully available on stand A20.

4turf is a new turf type of tetraploid Perennial ryegrass that has a double set of chromosomes.  4turf cultivars have larger seeds and have been bred for improved stress tolerance. They establish faster than traditional Perennial ryegrass with stronger root systems & excellent disease resistance. This enhanced turfgrass not only demonstrates fast and strong establishment, but deeper rooting helps improve drought tolerance and maintain a good turf colour.  In addition, 4turf  can require lower inputs of plant protection products.
A new high performance slender creeping red fescue, Beudin, will also be launched at BTME and introduced into several new fine turf mixtures within the Johnsons Sports Seed range in 2014.  

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