News archive 2007
18/12 - 07 - 29/02-08
The future clover and grass seed market
|The very high world market prices on cereals put a tremendous pressure on the clover and grass seed production as well as on the prices. Henning Otte Hansen, from The Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Science Copenhagen has looked at the clover and grass seed market during and after the skyrocketing of cereal prices. Read more about the consequences here
30/11-07 - 29/2-08
ForageMax - A strong idea is growing
Due to the steady development of mixtures as well as solid statements about the benefits and profits for the farmer, the forage grass seed mixture brand ForageMax is now the most sold forage brand in Europe. You can read the edition for Central and Eastern Europe here
Microclover - the innovation also for landscaping
Microclover lawns show a very nice colour during the summer. It defeats weeds naturally and, furthermore, the lawn needs less fertilizer to maintain dense and green.
Read more in the article from the Dutch magazine Tuinenlandschap here.
17/10-07 - 30/11-07
New edition of Prograss out now!
Read it here...
26/09-07 - 4/1-08
Easy Lawn - Lawn grass mixture with Microclover
As seen in recent independent trials, this product is quick to establish, produces a lovely green lawn which is hard wearing and requires very little maintenance.
To read further information, please click here to view Gardening Which article.
New turf varieties on the market this season
Dark green perennial ryegrasses, outstanding densities, strong creeping red fescues and top quality varieties of browntop bent – just to mention some of the new products for this season.
Read more about the turf varieties and the benefits here:
Beatrice – turf perennial ryegrass
Pianist - turf perennial ryegrass
Bellini 1 - turf perennial ryegrass
Rondino – strong creeping red fescue
Rossinante – strong creeping red fescue
Sergei – strong creeping red fescue
Amarone – Slender creeping red fescue
Zamboni - Slender Creeping red fescue
Maritza – Chewings fescue
Dolfine – Smooth-stalked meadow grass
Jasmine – Tall fescue
Jorvik – Browntop bent
Polana – Browntop bent
New forage varieties on the market this season
We are again launching a number of new forage varieties this season. No less than 7 new improvements for quality and yield are now available.
Read more about the forage varieties and the benefits here:
Galway – white clover
Ronny – white clover
Arakan – intermediate to late perennial ryegrass
Ambrose – late perennial ryegrass
Arusi – very late perennial ryegrass
Achilles – Early festulolium, type Italian ryegrass
Perseus – Late festulolium, type Italian ryegrass
New Quality Forage Varieties Listed in Germany
A variety which already will be honoured with an M for low land qualification for north Germany. A very persistent and winter hardy variety with excellent ground cover - a top of the list variety.
An excellent grazing type with top results in simulated grazing trials.
A very late variety with good yield and improved compared to the already listed varieties in rust resistance and persistency.
A variety with increased rust resistance, improved yield and an excellent persistency.
Also a late variety with very good first cut yield and extended autumn growth.
An intermediate type between Perennial ryegrass and Italian ryegrass with excellent persistency and good ground cover.
A perennial type, tetraploid hybrid variety with top yield and quality due to low regrowth of stems.
A diploid perennial type hybrid with excellent ground cover, very good persistency and compared to perennial ryegrass still 8-10% improved yield.
The earliest Smooth stalked meadow grass on the German list so far and with the highest rust resistance and good ground cover.
11/05-07 - 26/09-07
Low Input Greens – The Best Red Fescue Varieties
Only very dense top varieties like Cezanne will produce an attractive putting surface for the greens. This is one of the results from green trials with a range of red fescue varieties conducted at the DLF-TRIFOLIUM breeding station in Denmark. Read more here
09/05-07 - 06/09-07
Merger of the DLF Group Wholesale Business
The wholesale business of DLF-TRIFOLIUM, Innoseeds and Mommersteeg will be aligned and merged. As of 1 July 2007 we will operate the wholesale activities solely under the name DLF-TRIFOLIUM. Read more about the wholesale business here
16/04-07 - 26/09-07
Yield increase 50% higher in grasses than in maize
- grass breeding moves fast
Breeding progress has been 50-60% faster in grasses than in maize. Breeders of grasses have made great progress over the last 10 years. Variety trials carried out every year by the National Farmers Association in Denmark proves this. In average, the tested varieties have had an increase of 300 feed units per year or 3,000 feed units in total during the testing period 1995-2004. During the same period, the varieties of silage maize in trials have had a yield increase around 190 feed units per year or 1,900 over ten years.
This is a very good reason why to look carefully for the varieties of grasses with the best results - breeding is moving fast, creating new and better possibilities every year.
See a summary of the Danish trials here
13/04-07 - 26/05-07
Microclover Excellent for Overseeding
Convincing results have been obtained in Germany by introducing Microclover on sports fields. This demonstrates the easy way to benefit from the unique Microclover by overseeding.
13/04-07 - 15/06-07
New edition of Prograss out now!
Read it here...
02/04-07 - 26/05-07
Pennington Seed acquires ASP Research from the DLF Group
The ASP Research is the Oregon breeding site that the DLF Group took over as part of the acquisition of the Advanta grass seed business. The DLF Group will continue to breed at the Oregon based research site of DLF International Seeds. Read more here
Research of Sustainable Greens
DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S pursues Royal & Ancient’s vision of sustainable golf world wide by taking the initiative to a visionary, joint research project of greens. The purpose of the trials is to develop optimal methods of keeping the greens healthy and to avoid invasion of weedy grass species like Poa annua.
Read more here
08/03-07 - 16/04-07
Clear preference for natural grass among football players
A vast majority of football players believe that playing on artificial grass will contribute to more injuries, shortening of professional careers and have a negative effect on their lives after football.
Read more about the survey made by Athletic Turf News here
13/02-07 - 13/04-07
Record number of new listings in France
We have been informed of the proposal for listing more than 20 varieties of turf grasses, forage grasses and clovers in France in 2007. The varieties come from DLF-TRIFOLIUM’s breeding and include 23 varieties to be exact! This "crop" is not only interesting because of the abundance, but also because of the high number of varieties with outstanding characteristics. This will enable us to help you to breakthrough to new opportunities and/or make a successful upgrade from one or more of our existing varieties. During the coming months we will add more detailed information about new varieties on this website.
06/02-07 - 08/03-07
January sets a new record in export of seeds
With over 11,000 tons of clover and grass seed shipped for exports, we reached a record high for shipments. For comparison, our Danish departments shipped almost 9,000 tons of seed in January 2006. At the same time, January 2007 has beaten all previous records for shipments in one single month in Denmark. The previous record was set in March 2006.
11/01-07 - 22/01-07
DLF-TRIFOLIUM at Agromek 2007
Meet DLF-TRIFOLIUM at the trade exhibition Agromek in Herning, Denmark. Come and hear more about ForageMax, the latest high-yielding grass varieties, seed production, etc.
Agromek takes place from 16 January – 20 January in Messecenter Herning, and we will be in Hall K, booth no. 8004-8005. We look forward to meeting you at Agromek.