AVANEX® Unique Endophyte Technology has excellent application with the golf industry. Due to the short, well-manicured turf surfaces offering birds good access to a food source as well as security from predators and excellent nesting opportunities from surrounding trees – many a golfer has had issues with birds. Sowing turfgrass with AVANEX® may reduce the number of insects, and therefore feeding birds that interrupt play.
AVANEX® Colosseum perennial ryegrass incorporates Mediterranean genetics that deliver the turf active winter growth and rapid germination. It is ideally suited for golf tees and fairways that receive heavy year round wear.
Birds and rabbits can cause damage to turfgrass located in holiday park amenities. Not to mention the potential health risk to families from their faeces. AVANEX® Unique Endophyte Technology can help to deter birds and rabbits in these areas because the alkaloids produced by the endophytes reduce the number of insects available for them to feed on. In addition, when turfgrass with AVANEX® is eaten by herbivorous birds, they fell unwell and associate that grass with a bad experience, so feed elsewhere in the future.
With hot, dry conditions experienced by many New Zealand holiday parks during peak periods, AVANEX® has proven to also be a vigorous and persistent producer.
Colosseum perennial turf ryegrass incorporating AVANEX® Unique Endophyte Technology was born out of sport. It was first bred from the few surviving plants out of a test cricket pitch and these plants were then crossed, resulting in a cultivar capable of withstanding extremely adverse conditions.
The benefit for sports grounds? AVANEX® can help to deliver insect free playing surfaces, along with less excreted waste from birds in addition to reducing the possibility of birds themselves interfering with play. Turfgrasses with AVANEX® have also proven themselves to be extremely persistent and resilient to the rigours of top level competitive sport.
AVANEX® Unique Endophyte Technology can help to deliver cleaner, pest free recreational areas with a reduced risk of bird fouling. In addition, AVANEX® can help in areas where a reduced reliance on pesticides is required.