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02/09/2022

Turf enough for cold climate

Perennial, annual ryegrass mixture from Barenbrug USA designed for colder weather.
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Barenbrug USA announced the release of Duo Pro™ perennial/annual ryegrass mixture.

Turf managers across the United States no longer must press ‘pause’ on their games when cold weather strikes, said Tangent, Ore.-based Barenbrug, a grass seed producer. As a mixture of both turf-annuals and perennial ryegrass, Duo Pro has the benefits of both.

“Overseeding is always a balance for turf managers. Obviously, they want the best playing surface for the athletes or families, but too often, the ‘best’ breaks the bank,” said Micah Gould, turf market development manager for Barenbrug USA, professional division.

Fast to germinate, the company said, the grass mixture will stand up to heavy traffic, and repeated overseeding events in cold weather will allow games to play on, it added.

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“Duo Pro provides the perfect balance of quality while remaining an economical solution for overseeding,” said Gould.

Benefits of Duo Pro, the firm said, include:

• Extended persistence.
• Mid 40˚F germination.
• Very fast establishing.
• Competes with Poa Annua.

An additional benefit to overseeding with Duo Pro is that having a stand grow year-round reduces the chance of an invasion of Poa annua, said the company.

“Being able to still germinate at temperatures as low as the mid-40s, Duo Pro will prevent your stand from thinning out.”

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