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RYEGRASS BENCHMARK

Stock Code:
BENCHM
In Stock
General Features:
BENEFITS
#1 rated NTEP trial 2013-14 Commercial harvest 2016
Top turf quality
Medium texture– Medium green
Excellent traffic tolerance
Contains endophyte

FEATURES
Benchmark perennial ryegrass tops the charts with highest turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance.
Benchmark demonstrates excellent wear tolerance; perfect for heavy use sports fields, golf courses and lawn uses that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance.
Benchmark’s traits avoid extremes in colour and texture enabling excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses.

CHARACTERISTICS
Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass is our new release that is topping the charts with highest turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. Originally tested as PST 2BNS, Benchmark is demonstrating excellent wear tolerance; perfect for heavy use sports
fields, golf courses and lawn uses that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Benchmark’s traits avoid extremes in colour and texture enabling excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses. Benchmark is medium green and medium texture making it ideal for those situations where poa annua is an issue.

USES
Use Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass in blends with ether high performance perennial rye grasses and mixtures with other cool season species on golf course fairways, tees, and roughs, sports turf, and lawn and landscape applications
Specifications:
Leaf texture......................... Fine
Disease resistance:............ Moderate to Poor
Growth habit:...................... Bunchgrass
Establishment rate: .............Very Fast
Nitrogen use: ......................Moderate to High
Water use (ET rate): ...........Moderate to High
Drought tolerance:............. Good
Salinity tolerance: ..............Moderate to Poor
Competitiveness: .............Excellent
Shade tolerance: .............. Poor to Moderate
Heat tolerance: .................Good to Excellent
Suitable For:
> Golf Fairways
> Lawns
> Landscaping
> Sod Production
Application:
SEEDING RATES
30 - 45gm Per square metre.
300 - 450kg Per Hectare

ESTABLISHMENT (under ideal conditions)
Germination : 3 to 7 days
First Mowing : 14 days after emergence
First Limited use: 3 weeks
Product Sizes:
25kg Bag

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