Future-proof your turf with brown-patch tolerant varieties
To minimise the chance of losing an entire newly established turf area, professional turf managers should choose mixtures containing varieties with a high brown-patch tolerance.
DLF has, through screening methods, tested a number of turf varieties and identified 4turf® varieties to be the most brown-patch tolerant. Furthermore, some of our DLF diploid Perennial ryegrass varieties GILDARA, MONROE, ANISTON, ASPIRE, and CHLOE, has shown excellent brown-patch tolerance as well.
Choose more sustainable turf
Choosing grasses with a higher disease-tolerance is also a step towards more sustainable turf maintenance. These grasses reduce your need for fungicides and herbicides. They’re less likely to be attacked by fungal diseases, which also leads to less weeds.
A reduction in pesticide consumption is a step towards the UN's sustainable development goal no. 15, which deals with the protection, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems. A reduction in pesticide use also helps to comply with the EU directive on sustainable use of pesticides (Directive 2009/128/EC).
Varieties that are tolerant to brown patch require less maintenance. They cut maintenance costs because they’re more likely to establish well during a summer renovation, which limits the need for re-sowing or for pesticide applications. They also require less maintenance, which reduces the CO2 emission. This is a step towards fulfilling the UN sustainable development goal no.13 which is to take action to combat climate change.
Learn more about disease-tolerant 4turf® varieties
To find out more about disease-tolerant turfgrass and disease-tolerant 4turf® varieties available in your market, speak to your DLF representative or get learn more about brown patch on our website.