Monaco, the next generation seeded bermudagrass, now available in Europe by Barenbrug

During the ETP Seminars & Turf Expo 2018 form 24-26th of October in Comporta in Portugal Barenbrug will introduce Monaco bermudagrass in Europe. Monaco is the next generation seeded bermudagrass that is a proven superior performer for a wide range of applications in the turf business.

Monaco bermudagrass has performed well in turf evaluation trials conducted over a range of environments.

Dr. Charles Taliaferro
NTEP

Monaco, a proven performer

Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco is continuing the legacy founded by Riviera. Monaco is a superior seeded bermudagrass that is excellent for use on golf courses, sports turf, and higher quality lawns. It has excellent density and wear tolerance which are staples in Barenbrug’s product line. Bred for a genetically darker green colour, it also has quicker spring green-up, high fall colour retention, and winter hardiness to help further extend the growing season for transition-zone areas. Monaco is enhanced with Barenbrug’s exclusive Yellow Jacket - Seed Enhancement Technology.


In the 2016 NTEP trials, Monaco was a proven performer. Rating high in several categories, Monaco specifically stood out in trials encompassing overall turfgrass quality, early spring green-up, and fall color. Included in over 10 trial sites from coast to coast and from the transition zone to the deep south, Monaco exhibits superior adaptability. This range of implementation makes it the perfect choice for traditional bermudagrass regions and transition climates alike. Dr. Charles Taliaferro comments, “Monaco bermudagrass has performed well in turf evaluation trials conducted over a range of environments. It’s demonstrated performance makes it a good choice for a wide range of applications in the turfgrass industry.”

On behalf of Johnston Seed Co I would like to thank our research and production team. I am very proud of what our team has developed.

Joey Meibergen
Johnston Seed Co

The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, Monaco

Joey Meibergen from Johnston Seed Co comments, “On behalf of Johnston Seed Co I would like to thank our research and production team. It has taken JSC 12 years to develop this release. I am very proud of what our team has developed and know the blood sweat and tears it takes to be a leader in the development and production of warm season grasses.” The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, Monaco, Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon, is a synthetic variety produced by the intercrossing of five clonal parent lines. All seed is only produced from the Syn-1 generation, which results in superior genetic integrity and seed quality year in and year out.

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