Apr. 5, 2018
Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco seeded bermudagrass is continuing the legacy founded by Riviera. The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, 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 color, it also has quicker spring green-up, high fall color retention, and winter hardiness to help further extend the growing season for transition-zone areas. Monaco has Barenbrug’s exclusive Yellow Jacket seed enhancement technology.
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. 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,” says Joey Meibergen from Johnston Seed Co.
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.”
Enhanced with Barenbrug’s exclusive and patented Yellow Jacket Water Manager powered by Aquatrols, a stress-free zone is created around seeds where water availability and water balance is regulated.
Thus a successful and homogeneous germination and faster and more successful establishment are ensured. Yellow Jacket Water Manager makes water available, also in hydrophobic soils. Water is needed for the first step in germination and for the first step in growth, so in photosynthesis. Young plants can suffer from heat and drought stress during establishment. Yellow Jacket Water Manager takes care of an optimum water balance in the soil, so the young and vulnerable plants will have less stress and are better able to survive. Stress management by water management.