The sports turf and landscaping market is a substantial one for market leading breeder DLF Trifolium. Returning to Saltex after a long absence, the company will be showcasing both the Masterline and Johnsons sports seed ranges, high quality grass mixtures formulated especially for both the landscape and sports turf sector.
DLF’s technical team will be on hand to discuss the range of sports turf mixtures on offer. Mixtures that include Johnson’s new 4Turf Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass cultivars Double and Fabian. Combined they deliver the highest levels of disease resistance, increased wear tolerance and recovery compared with regular diploid ryegrasses. Tetraploids also promise fast establishment, exceptional turf quality and a good year-round colour. Johnsons J Pitch is ideal for training grounds & high wear areas especially where irrigation is restricted thanks to the deeper rooting of the tetraploids, the natural disease resistance and deep green colour also help to reduce the need for fertiliser and fungicides, making the mixture better for the environment and budget.
Camera friendly J Premier Pitch delivers a turf with exceptional visual merit together with unbeatable wear tolerance. All Johnsons Sports seed and Masterline mixtures are pre-coated with GroMax biostimulant. The new GroMax seed treatment maximises plant development, improves tolerance to stress, improves establishment, stimulates root growth and enhances water and nutrient uptake.
John Ledwidge, Head Groundsman at Leicester City FC sowed J Premier Pitch this summer across the majority of the pitches at the training ground as well as the stadium. The King Power Stadium has been chosen to host matches for the Rugby World Cup and John is confident that J Premier Pitch will cope well - it is a hard-wearing, durable seed which recovers well. John said, “We used J Premier Pitch all last season so it’s been tried and tested and I have every faith in it as it really does do what it says on the tin.
Within Landscaping there is an increasing demand for conservation mixtures and Johnsons have formulated twelve seed mixtures, each designed to recreate a particular habitat. Within the Wild Flora
range are meadow mixtures guaranteed to be of native UK origin with an experienced team on stand to provide advice on mixture selection and site management.