J Nitro Premier Wicket

New Seed coat technology

ProNitro coated seed, now with hydroactive management technology


● 25% Clementine [Perennial Ryegrass]

Top-rated fine turf ryegrass bred for exceptional

shoot density, fineness of leaf and cleanliness of cut

STRI Rating 7.2

● 25% Monroe [Perennial Ryegrass]

The top-ranked all-rounder – shoot density, fine

leaf, recovery, disease resistance and coverage

STRI Rating 6.4

● 25% Dickens [Perennial Ryegrass]

High disease resistance, year-round colour and

strong regrowth makes this a top performer under

close mown conditions

STRI Rating 6.3

● 25% Chloe [Perennial Ryegrass]

Slow growing, wear tolerant variety with strong

performance even under dry conditions

STRI Rating 6.4

 treated, maximises seedling development 

Purity you can rely on 



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Environmentally friendly, labour saving and cost effective 

Our world is changing quickly, customers are always looking for the best solutions and high quality grass seed products. However they are also looking to reduce inputs of herbicides, fertilisers and water to preserve our environment.

The R&D department of DLF has been working on products that need lower inputs for a long time. The aim of which was to combine the best grass seed genetics with all the nutrients needed by a seedling in a single coating, so as to improve the establishment of the plant but also reduce inputs and costs. Our first generation nutrient seed coating was iSeed.

Following significant continued product development & substantial laboratory, greenhouse and user trials, we are proud to introduce the 4th generation of nutrient seed coatings ProNitro which delivers faster establishment and represents even greater value for money.

A unique solution 

ProNitro  is a patented seed coating that focuses on improving nutrient utilization during the early stages of plant growth. Typical nitrogen content found in other commercial products is 1-2%, with the effects often being negligible. The ProNitro coating contains 15% nitrogen, a combination of both fast acting and slow release N. As the fertiliser is coated onto the seeds, the germinating and developing seedling receives the benefit, not the surrounding plants. The roots and shoots grow rapidly and the seedlings become strong and vigorous. This improves the use of all the available soil nutrients and decreases nutrient losses into the environment by fixation or leaching.This is particularly important when overseeding into a competitive sward. The nitrogen uptake with ProNitro is up to four times efficient compared to broadcast applied ordinary fertilisers. 

Read a Case Story on a J Nitro Premier Wicket trial at Lancashire CCC by clicking HERE 



Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Wear tolerance
Close mowing tolerance
Red thread tolerance
Fast establishment


The four top-rated cultivars in J Premier Wicket deliver class leading wear tolerance for county quality cricket squares. Delivering proven results at the highest level, rapid establishment, high disease resistance and camera appeal can be expected from this renovation mixture as standard.

Sowing rate -35-75g/m2

Oversowing - 25-75g/m2 

Mowing height - Down to 2mm 

Faster establishment

Up to 34% more plants

Up to 30% increase in root growth

Improved stress tolerance

Increased wear tolerance

Targeted nutrient application, reduces losses to the environment

Reduced costs

Reduced Poa annua and weed levels 

Replaces seedbed fertiliser

Quick release nitrogen

Controlled release nitrogen

Labour saving and cost effective

No need to increase sowing rates 


“The ProNitro® coated J Premier Wicket gave a more dense,
stronger growth than the control with good root development.
The sward had better colour and definitely established much
faster across the wicket, including the difficult bowling and
batting foot holes”.
The ProNitro® is a cost effective way of
maximising a dense grass cover over a shorter period of time
and saves the time and cost of applying fertiliser.
The ProNitro® seed also kept better colour for several weeks
longer than the control

Since we trialled it last year, we have been using it ever since.”


Matt Merchant
Head Groundsman
Emirates Old Trafford















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