DLF launches chewings fescue cultivar Siskin at BTME

By Alistair January 8, 2017 04:44 Updated

Golf clubs looking for high quality turf surfaces need look no further than the 2017 Johnsons Sports Seed line-up. At BTME 2017 DLF will be launching Siskin, the new top rated chewings fescue cultivar on the latest independent Turfgrass seed trial list. Siskin, along with a number of other new cultivars, feature in the latest line up of revised mixtures from Johnsons – which visitors to stand A20 will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with.


In the new STRI guide, Siskin followed by Humboldt topped the chewings fescue table, while DLF cultivars Manor and Arrowtown lead the bent grass table, and Nigella and Beudin slender creeping red fescue came out on top in their category.

Siskin is a new, versatile cultivar developed in response to greenkeeper requests. It combines top visual merit; the highest disease resistance score listed, with incredible shoot density – all of which correlate to improved turf quality and reduced maintenance budgets in terms of fertiliser, fungicides and poa control. It also has exceptional salt tolerance making it ideal for use on links courses where salt spray can be an issue. Siskin is included in the new formulations of J Green, J Fescue, J Links and J Premier Fairway.

The golf offering from Johnsons Sports Seed is further enhanced with the opportunity to purchase leading mixtures with the ProNitro coating. Since its launch at BTME 2016 ProNitro has proven itself to deliver significantly stronger establishment while reducing input costs – a combination popular with greenkeepers looking to balance budgets with improved turf quality.

Another DLF fine fescue launching at BTME is Archibal, a slender creeping red fescue incorporated in the Masterline formulations. Delivering excellent summer colour and strong disease resistance, Archibal features in an upgraded Pro Master 13 renovation mixture, Pro Master 35 for tees and Pro Master 40 fairway mixture.


By Alistair January 8, 2017 04:44 Updated

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