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Sod Solutions and Barenbrug USA Partner to Offer Sod-Quality Seed

Sod Solutions and Barenbrug USA partner to sell sod-quality seed to sod farms for Barenbrug distribution. Sod Solutions will sell both Barenbrug Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass (RPR) and Turf Type Kentucky Bluegrass (Turf Blue) sod-quality seed.
RPR, Lolium perenne ssp. stoloniferum, is a new subspecies of traditional perennial ryegrass created exclusively by Barenbrug’s innovative Turfgrass Research and Development Group to withstand heavy traffic and rapidly recover. In January 2015, RPR received a utility patent No. 8,927,804. RPR is durable, thrives under temperature extremes and regenerates turf horizontally with determinate stolons. This ability to expand laterally is what separates RPR from any other perennial ryegrass, according to the companies.
Barenbrug’s Turf Blue features a 3-4 variety blend of Barenbrug Kentucky bluegrasses. Quick to germinate with fast establishment, these blends are ideal for use in all areas of Kentucky bluegrass adaptation. They are ideally suited for sod production, with excellent sod strength, reduced harvest waste, improved pallet appearance and handling at installation.
The Royal Barenbrug Group is the world’s leading developer of proprietary turf and forage grass varieties and legume species. The company has been in turfgrass plant breeding, seed production and marketing since 1904. Barenbrug USA is the largest subsidiary of the Barenbrug group, located in Tangent, Oregon.
Sod Solutions is an international turfgrass research, development and marketing company incorporated in the early ‘90s and headquartered near Charleston, S.C.