CENTURION turf ryegrass Key Points Fine leaf Clean cutting Forms dense turf Mid-dark green colour
Characteristics and areas of use Centurion is a mid-dark green, fine leaved perennial ryegrass with good year-round growth that forms an attractive turf at cutting heights down to 12 mm. The aesthetic qualities of Centurion make it ideal for any situations requiring a close-cut, high-density turf surface. It is suitable for use in lawns, golf course fairways, tees, and green surrounds, stadiums or anywhere that a high quality dark coloured perennial ryegrass is required. It is particularly suitable for use in cricket pitches.
Breeding history Centurion perennial ryegrass was selected from surviving plants from a badly diseased trial area. Plants were selected for leaf fineness, density, tolerance to summer melting out and year round growth. Centurion has high endophyte that helps to protect against insect attack.
Sowing rate and maintenance Centurion perennial ryegrass can be sown in lawns at 30 - 50 g/m2 (3 - 5 kg/100 m2). Use the higher seeding rate for faster establishment. In new sports-fields and winter over-seeded couch grass it should be sown at 400 - 500 kg/ha.
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