AVANEX® COLOSSEUM PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

AVANEX®Colosseum is a medium-fine, mid-green, perennial ryegrass that incorporates Mediterranean genetics. The Mediterranean genetics gives the turf active winter growth in cold weather and rapid germination in cold temperatures, down to 5°C

Key Features

  • Fast germination
  • Winter active with Mediterranean genetics
  • Wear resistance and recovery
  • Attractive glossy mid-green colour
  • Contains AVANEX® AR95 Unique Endophyte Technology

Characteristics

AVANEX® Colosseum is a medium-fine, mid-green, perennial ryegrass that incorporates Mediterranean genetics.  The Mediterranean genetics gives the turf active winter growth in cold weather and rapid germination in cold temperatures, down to 5°C. The inclusion of American genetics also gives the cultivar excellent summer performance.

AVANEX® Colosseum is ideally suited to winter sports grounds, golf tees, golf fairways and lawns receiving heavy wear, especially in the winter. Its mid-green colour helps to mask the invasion of Poa annua and other grassy weeds.

Breeding

 AVANEX® Colosseum was bred from the few surviving plants out of a test cricket pitch.  The surviving plants were crossed and resulted in a cultivar capable of withstanding extreme adverse conditions.  AVANEX®  Colosseum contains Unique Endophyte Technology which helps it to resist insect attack and grazing by herbivorous birds and animals. 

Sowing rate

In new sports fields and winter over-seeded couch grass it should be sown at 400 - 500 kg/ha (40 – 50 g/m2). 

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