A highlight at BTME this year is set to be a presentation by Barenbrug’s Dr David Greenshields, explaining how the latest ryegrasses open-up new opportunities for golf course managers to improve both sustainability and performance on the course.
Ryegrass breeding is developing at a rapid pace, and programmes aimed specifically at the needs of golf courses are delivering new grass varieties with a range of valuable characteristics. The seminar looks at the latest varieties, how they were bred and how their traits can be best exploited fo r sustainable turf management and improved turfgrass performance.
“It’s pretty hands-on,” says Dr Greenshields “I’m also going to be covering practical issues such as how you can renovate various turf surfaces with ryegrass, and how you can incorporate more sustainable grasses into your courses, using actual case studies.” Entitled ‘Modern ryegrasses for golf course management’, the seminar will take place in the Blue Zone of the Harrogate Convention Centre from 12 ‑ 12.45pm 23rd March. It is part of the event’s Continue To Learn education conference and earns one CPD point.
As the leading provider of grass seed to the golf industry, Barenbrug will also be exhibiting on Stand 315 in the Green Zone, where their team will be able to discuss specific solutions for individual golf courses. BTME (The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition) returns to Harrogate after a two-year gap.
Specialising entirely on developing innovative UK grass seed solutions, Barenbrug UK is now recognised as the leading grass seed breeder and grower in the UK. As part of the wider Barenbrug Group, grass experts since 1904, their worldwide research and plant genetics network includes dedicated UK trials of amenity varieties and mixtures, providing a solid testing ground while drawing on knowledge and expertise from across the globe.