TANGENT, Ore. — Starting immediately, Sod Solutions and Barenbrug USA will begin a partnership to sell sod-quality seed to sod farms for Barenbrug distribution. Sod Solutions will sell both Barenbrug Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass (RPR) and Turf Type Kentucky Bluegrass (Turf Blue) sod-quality seed.
RPR, Lolium perenne ssp. stoloniferum, is a new subspecies of traditional perennial ryegrass created exclusively by Barenbrug’s innovative Turfgrass Research and Development Group to withstand heavy traffic and rapidly recover. In January 2015, RPR received a utility patent #8,927,804. RPR is durable, thrives under temperature extremes and, most exciting, regenerates turf horizontally with determinate stolons. This ability to expand laterally is what separates RPR from any other perennial ryegrass. The technology provides unmatched traffic tolerance and other highly desirable traits, including rapid initial establishment.
Barenbrug’s Turf Blue features a three- to four-variety blend of the very best Barenbrug Kentucky bluegrasses. Quick to germinate with fast establishment, these blends are ideal for use in all areas of Kentucky bluegrass adaptation. They are ideally suited for sod production, with excellent sod strength, reduced harvest waste, improved pallet appearance and handling at installation.
Both Sod Solutions and Barenbrug USA will continue to work to market and promote sod sales.