VILLA 1

Agrostis canina

  • Exceptionally dense 
  • Adapted to low maintenance conditions
  • Top ranked for turf quality
  • Vibrant, medium green colour
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VILLA 1

Usage

VILLA 1 was bred for golf course greens, but can also be used for bowling greens, golf tees, fairways, croquet lawns and tennis courts.

High quality

VILLA 1 is an elite velvet bentgrass used primarily on golf course putting greens. VILLA’s turf quality is outstanding, and its overall resistance to diseases and pests is excellent.VILLA 1 also ranked #1 overall for creeping and velvet bent turfgrass quality under low maintenance.

Very low cutting height and top ranking

In addition VILLA 1 is number one under close mowing,1/8” or lower. Results from UK-STRI-Bingley and from Scandinavian trials confirm these excellent results. VILLA 1 out-performs many other varieties with its abundant summer and autumn density, remarkable winter colour and fine texture. If you’re looking for top quality turf that will be both beautiful and durable all year long,

Technical Specifications

  • Velvet bent
  • Excellent putting surface with low fertiliser requirements

  • Listed/recommended in IS SCA

Turfgrass quality ratings of creeping bentgrass cultivars grown on a sand green and a soil green

Source: NTEP 2004-2007 final data

VARIETY RATING-SAND RATING-SOIL CLOSE MOWING LOW MAINTENANCE
VILLA 1 5,2 S.4 5,6 6,6
LEGENDARY S.1 5,4 5,5 6,4
VENUS(EFD) S.1 5,3 5,5 6,3
GREENWICH 5,0 5,3 5,4 6,3
VESPER 4,9 5,0 5,1 6,1
SR 7200 4,9 4,9 5,0 5,7
Summary of assessments made during 2007 and 2008: Agrostis canina

Source: Breeders report 2009 Bingley

Variety

VILLA 1

LEGENDARY

AVALON

Shoot density

7.6

7.7

7.2

Visual merit

7.2

7.3

6.5

Microdocium resistance

3.7

2.8

4.2

Resistance to red thread

6.9

6.9

6.6

 

Maintenance of velvet bentgrass

(Agrostis canina)

Operation Levels and recommandations
Seeding rates (sown as straight on golf green): New plantings: 100 kg/ha
Overseeding: SO kg/ha.
Seeding date: Spring or autumn
Fertilisation (pre-sowing and sowing) Normal seed: pre-plant incorporated: 70 kg N/ha
Normal seed: pre-plant topdressed: 35 kg N/ha CiSc
ProNitro®: if ProNitro® is used no starter fertilization is necessary
Fertilisation (season] Nitrogen (N ]: < 80 kg/ha/yr
Phosphorus (P]: < 50 kg/ha/yr
Potassium (K): < 250 kg/ha/yr
Micronutrients: depending on soil analysis or plant tissue tests during the year.
Mowing First mowing at plant heights of 4 - 5 cm
Get to the desired mowing height within seven weeks
Normal 4 -12 mm, good durability at 4 mm with 3 mm for special tournaments
Irrigation Irrigate only when necessary Keep intervals between irrigation cycles as long as possible
Topdressing and verticutting Frequent verticutting according to seasonal growth, followed by topdressing

 

Tech facts  
Growth habit Stolons
Establishment rate (days) Medium 14-21
12 mm cut tolerance Excellent
Mowing frequency Daily
Traffic tolerance (Brinkman) Good
Disease resistance Very good
Nitrogen required Low/medium
Shade tolerance Fair
Cold tolerance Good
Drought tolerance Good

Product information

Ratings

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

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