Agriculture and landscapes are highly exposed to climate changes, as farming activities and green areas directly depend on climatic conditions. For more than 30 years, DLF breeding and product development has optimized grass varieties ideal to local climatic and environmental conditions.
By increasing resilience to changing factors such as disease pressure, severe drought and flooding situations, DLF has managed to meet the requirements for future production. Through dedicated plant breeding, our breeders are delivering solutions for more sustainable land use across the world’s temperate climate zones.
Constant improvements to top-quality varieties of grass, clover and alfalfa help our customers increase their outputs and playing hours, reduce their inputs, and simplify the management of their green spaces. These are sustainable solutions.
See our "Frequently asked questions" below for a quick guide to the ways that DLF research and development contribute to a green future.
Perennial grass and grassland legumes are productive, multipurpose and adapted to various conditions.
By using 4turf® varieties you minimize inputs and maximize your turfgrass performance. 4turf® brings excellent disease resistance, winter hardiness and drought tolerance. This means less need for chemical treatments and less irrigation.
Fast germination, even at low temperatures of around 4 degrees, means there will be less need for herbicide applications. 4turf® will establish before the weeds and will outcompete them, even many of the most resilient ones.
4turf® also has outstanding drought tolerance due to a deep root system, so even in dry conditions you will a green close–knit lawn.
Nitrogen is the fuel for turfgrass growth. Because of their symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria microlegumes have the ability to fixate free nitrogen from the air into the soil. Providing nitrogen in this organic and natural way is more sustainable and reduces the need for synthesized nitrogen. The industrial production of synthesized nitrogen fertilizers is very energy-intensive and emits CO2 into the atmosphere.
Microlegumes (white clover and alfalfa) and their own specialized growth habit, root structure and interaction with the soil microbes etc will improve the biodiversity in the lawn.
Microlegumes provide your lawn with nectar filled flowers. The flowers attract pollinating insects, who are important to the whole ecosystem. Microclover has small white flowers and microalfalfa has purple colored flowers.
By using DLF Seed Treatments you can minimize the use of fertilisers and reduce nitrogen leaching into the soil. ProNitro®/SeedBooster is a way of applying nitrogen fertiliser that is four times more efficient than traditional fertiliser applications. Each seed is coated with a small dose of nitrogen. This targeted feeding reduces nitrogen leaching by up to 50%.
The Hydroactive Water Management Technology in ProNitro® allows a reduction of up to 15 % of the water normally needed for successful germination and establishment.
By using Quick Action® varieties you minimize inputs and maximize your turfgrass performance. Quick Action® has excellent disease resistance, winter hardiness and drought tolerance. This means less need for chemical treatments and less irrigation.
Fast germination, even at low temperatures at around 4 degrees, means there will be less need for herbicide applications. Quick Action ® will establish before the weeds and will outcompete them, even many of the most resilient ones.
Quick Action® also has outstanding drought tolerance due to a deep root system, so even in dry conditions you will have a green, close–knit lawn.
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