Visitors to the Limagrain UK stand (140), located in the Blue Zone at BTME 2019, can expect a range of market leading products that can significantly improve both thequality and aesthetics of a golf course.
The demand and pressure placed on the modern day greenkeeper to produce a consistent playingsurface continually grows at a pace. Seed quality, purity and vigour are theessential ingredients of a first-class golf course and Limagrain’s MM range ofseed mixture provides exactly these.
For a number of years, greenkeepers and course managers have been reaping the benefits by choosing theMM brand. All the varieties in the MM mixtures are thoroughly tested at theSports Turf Research Institute (STRI) – ensuring that the finished product willmeet your requirements for play, appearance and maintenance.
For greens, the traditional Chewings Fescue / Browntop bent mix, MM11, remains a popular choicein many cases and can be used from spring to autumn. It is ideal for newconstructions and overseeding existing swards. A slight variation of which isMM10; both mixes are fine leaved, disease resistant and make good, denseputting surfaces. Where it is difficult to maintain fescue in the sward orwhere levels of wear are greater, many choose to use MM9 – a three way Browntopbent mixture – in late summer/early autumn for best results. For links stylecourses, sustainable golf or for early season overseeding, MM8 may well be thesolution – a three way fescue mix with excellent disease resistance, droughttolerance and minimal fertiliser requirements.
If you are looking for a mixture ideal for tees then the all ryegrass MM50 should beconsidered. It is capable of rapid establishment and fast recovery from divotscarring. For large tees where play is less intense, MM22 is a viable option.Where damage and wear are minimal, use MM12 or MM13, both are suited to ‘Linksstyle’ courses, are drought tolerant and have low maintenance requirements.
For fairways, adaptability is the key attribute because soil conditions, light and shade,contouring and wear will vary markedly in different areas of the course. Chooselow maintenance, drought tolerant mixtures with creeping varieties where wearlevels are low, such as MM12 or MM13 and select ryegrass mixes, such as MM22,on high divot or intense wear areas.
Visitors to the stand can also find out how Limagrain’s Wild Flower and Colour Splash mixtureshave been benefitting countless golf courses throughout the UK and beyond. Themixtures are ideal for those wanting to bring a splash of colour to their golfcourse as well as attracting some fantastic wildlife.
With a wide range of mixtures available, both the Wild Flower and Colour Splash mixtures areextremely easy to sow and the resulting flowers are vigorous plants which aremore than capable of competing with weeds. Their vigour is equally matched byrobustness; resisting long periods of drought. They are also fast flowering andcost effective.
Limagrain’s amenity seed specialists will all be on hand at BTME to discuss the products inmore detail and will also be available to offer their expertise on any queriesyou may have.
For further information, please contact Limagrain UK on 01472 371471 or visit the company’s website www.lgseeds.co.uk/mm.