Stress Tolerance – Extractions from a Genetic Potential
How do you capture the genetic potential for stress tolerance that is safely hidden in the grass DNA code?
Read about how we do it…
If you want to have a glimpse of what will become the future’s most exquisite greens varieties you might want to drop by DLF TRIFOLIUM’s Research Division in Denmark and have a look at their newly established greens. Read more
Forage award to DLF-TRIFOLIUM Russia
During the Russian Agricultural Exhibition "Golden Autumn 2011", the scientific work titled "Forage Production Efficiency of DLF-TRIFOLIUM grass mixtures in conditions of Black Earth Region" was nominated for an award in the category: Production of high quality forages and forage additives. This work received the bronze medal and a diploma signed by the Russian Minister of Agriculture and the Governor of Moscow.
No doubt this award is a confirmation of the best results obtained by farms in the Black Earth Region (Kursk, Orel, Lipetsk, Voronezh) and ForageMax mixtures adapted for the Russian climatic conditions were used for the project. The project was carried out in close cooperation with Kursk State Agricultural Academy, and our cooperation with Research and Study Agricultural Academies in Russia continues to expand every year.
8/11-11 - 20/12-11
Natural turf - why it remains the natural choice for sports
Cuts in carbon foot print and cost and health benefits are some of the arguments that count in favour of natural turf when choosing between natural and artificial grass for new sports areas. Added to this, the strong improvements achieved in the breeding of natural grass make the choice less difficult.
Read more about this in the new brochure worked out by ESA.
27/10-11 - 17/11-11
Play football in the off growing season with Expressmaster
Most football tournaments are taking place till late in the autumn and start very early in the spring. This does not always fit with the growing seasons of grasses. Russia has adapted to the European season of tournaments, so it is obvious that there is a challenge with the low temperatures.
Click here to read about the solution to this problem.
26/10-11 - 23/12-11
New Turfline design
We proudly present to you the new Turfline® packaging design. Based on market demands, a QR code is printed on the new Turfline® packaging that will provide you with a film on how to establish and maintain a lawn or see the film here.
21/10-11 - 8/11-11
More milk per ha from young grass
In a typical grass field the yield decreases with the age of the sward. This is a natural consequence of climate, intensive use and the ageing of plants. Weed grasses time after time takes over from the high productive sown species and varieties. Reseeding is the most effective way of renewing grassland – and the investment is normally paid back many times. DLF-TRIFOLIUM has developed a simple calculator to estimate the benefits of a new grass field compared to the old one.
Click here to try the new calculator.
19/10-11 - 5/1-12
Keep the grass field young – new overseeding film
DLF-TRIFOLIUM has just released a new film describing the many benefits from regular overseeding in grass fields. Click on the image to see the film.
Price nomination of 4turf
At Demo Dagen in Holland, Top Green was nominated for the Papendal Sportfacilities Innovation price 2011 for the 4turf concept. DLF has won and been nominated for other prices during the last months.
Read more about it in Prograss.
10/10-11 - 27/10-11
To keep pace with population growth it is estimated that in the next 40 years food production must equal the amount produced over the last 12,000 years, and it must be achieved in the face of climate change, limited land, water and fossil fuels. Through plant breeding the seed industry has met and will continue to meet the challenge of increasing agricultural production.
See video from ISF - Agriculture is under Pressure
27/9-11 - 11/10-11
Tough grasses for new motorway project
When you are driving the new Danish motorway in Southern Jutland heading from Kliplev to Sønderborg, the roadsides will accompany the beautiful landscape in a perfect way. 26 km of roadsides will be established with grasses and herbage species especially adapted to the given growth conditions and will provide the motorists an esthetical pleasure. Read more about the project here
New quality forage varieties for this season
In forage we are talking about feeding quality and yield, words which definitely apply when looking at the features of the following forage varieties:
White Clover SILVESTER.
Perennial Ryegrass GENESIS.
Hybrid Ryegrass TETRAGRAZE, SCAPINO.
Tall Fescue TOWER.
Worthy of special mention this year is the White Clover variety SILVESTER with an outstanding combination of winter hardiness and yield. Click on the varieties and get further information.
26/9-11 - 19/10-11
New quality turf varieties for this season
The unique variety to mention is DOUBLE which is featured in our tetraploid 4TURF range. We predict the combination of highest stress tolerance - including salt tolerance, added germination power and dark colour will make DOUBLE one of the most desired varieties in the coming years. Click on the variety and get further information.
2011 was a challenge for seed production in Europe
The European clover and grass seed harvest began in the end of June, and still - 2½ months later – seed fields remain to be combined. Spring drought and excessive rainfall in July and August has generally had a negative impact on seed yields. Furthermore, new sowings for harvest 2012 experience a lot of adversity due to wet fields having structure damages from the harvest process. The frequent and heavy rains in some of the most concentrated production areas is making establishment of new seed crops for harvest 2012 difficult. This situation indicates a continous shortage in supply in Europe, due to the balance between supply and demand.
”It’s all in the genes” – we all know it – all the stuff that controls any valuable trait. For decades breeders at DLF-TRIFOLIUM have made crosses, recorded field scores, and selected varieties with the best traits based on this knowledge. But soon it will be possible to utilise the genomic potential to an even greater extent than today. The technology, which is called Genome Wide Selection (GWS) has already revolutionised animal breeding since its introduction. Now the time has come for grass. Read more.
8/9-11 - 26/9-11
Grass energy from marginal soils
With steadily increasing energy prices many countries are shaping their agricultural systems for intensive bioenergy production. The downside of this development is a strong pressure on the areas available for feed and food production. As an alternative, DLF-TRIFOILUM is now looking into using marginal soils for grass biomass production in collaboration with several other companies and research institutions joined in a €4M EU project "GrassMargins".
30/8-11 - 12/9-11
Greenkeeper seminar in Moscow
||DLF-TRIFOLIUM - in cooperation with a greenkeeper school and a distributor - held a seminar for greenkeepers at Tseleevo golf club in Moscow on 25 August, 2011. The programme for the seminar included presentation of the DLF golf portfolio, features of grass maintenance of low input and visit to demo trials which were established one year ago. |
The greenkeepers showed great interest in our varieties and recommendations for greens with low input. One of the participants, Sergey Ivanov, greenkeeper at Moscow golf club “Nine”, said:
“It is good that we now have the possibility to compare high-quality golf varieties and choose the best ones. After my visits to these demo trials, I have chosen COBRA NOVA Creeping Bent for overseeding of our greens, because the variety is very dense and rapid establishing.”
Click here to see the whole DLF Golf Portfolio.
Fine fescues in combat against Poa annua
Having trouble defeating Poa annua on your golf green?
Simply turn up the slender fine fescue content and start winning your combats. Read more.
5/8-11 - 26/9-11
Green grass for green roofs
The growing interest in green roofs is not only due to the fact that green grass and other herbs are beautiful to look at compared to bitumen or fiber-cement boards, but equally due to the fact that it can retain large volumes of rain water.
Read more about the construction of green roofs here.
28/7-11 - 12/8-11
Kick-off for DLF-TRIFOLIUM-DANONE cooperation in Russia
A kick-off training course for Danone employees was recently held in the Smolensk region. Here specialists from DLF-TRIFOLIUM introduced advisors from Danone into good grassland management under Russian conditions.
- This training program is part of our newly initiated cooperation with Danone. We see our two companies fitting very well together - both working to optimize the output of milk production on Russian Dairy Farms, says Steen Andersen, head of the DLF-TRIFOLIUM Moscow office.
The French based dairy Danone holds a strong position in Russia where they run a large number of dairies in various regions. Feeding experts from Danone have until now been advising farms concerning the best feeding plan for the dairy herd, but now grassland management is also included as a new part of their service.