Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

The decades most significant progress in Perennial ryegrass breeding

A new "major" species = tetraploid turf perennial ryegrass

Several "minor" species or varietal types appear regularly and are bringing progress with more or less importance for users, mainly for specific uses.  FABIAN is in another category. It can be considered as a new "main species" destined to occupy an important space in the turf mixtures.

The advantages can be summarised by "Anti-Stress"
In biotic as well as abiotic stress types:

Disease tolerance and other stress factors:
          +  rusts & red thread disease
          +  Microdochium patch (Fusarium)
          +  leaf spot
          +  wear tolerance & recovery
          +  heat / drought & winter stress

Verified by RadiMax 
Severe spring and summer drought is faced more often than ever by Professional turf managers. Together with Copenhagen University DLF is testing the root architecture and drought tolerance in the advanced screening facility RadiMax.

  • Out of the "4turf" family = +++ anti-stress
  • Resistant to a wide range of diseases
  • A "safety net" for sport mixtures
  • Excellent mixing partner for sport & repair


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Wear tolerance
Shade tolerance
Low temp.
Red thread tolerance


Source: Bulletin Gazon GEVES 2013 (France)
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