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The common similarity for both groups was that both playing surfaces were newly laid with portable squares, although the grass composition for the two surfaces was different (bermudagrass at Suncorp stadium; Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass mix at Camp Nou).
The grasses have been oversown and are suited to treading - they include perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne), fescue and bent (Agrostis sp.
In trials, the hybrid reduced run-off by 51% against a leading UK nationally recommended perennial ryegrass cultivar - and 43% compared with meadow fescue, a closely-related species.
For a new lawn, or a lawn with significant bare patches, add a good quality seed mixture that includes creeping fescue, bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.
fungi especially in tall fescue and perennial ryegrass particularly during wet seasons of spring and early summer.
About 80 percent of what was planted consists of two perennial ryegrass varieties and two types of Kentucky bluegrass.
Existing dairy farming pasture-grasses are mainly perennial ryegrass and tall fescue, but the perennial ryegrass grows best in temperate areas that are becoming warmer with climate change.
The best prospects are likely to be found in fields with south-facing slopes on light soils with a good perennial ryegrass content, especially if a late February/early March nitrogen application of around 50 kg per ha has been applied.
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) was found to be the most tolerant to heavy treading treatments in a study of the relative yields of 10 pasture species at 5 treading rates (Edmond 1964; Brown and Evans 1973).
These include a three-species mix of orchard grass and white clover plus chicory; a six-species mix of these three plus tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and birdsfoot trefoil; and a nine-species mix of these six plus red clover, alfalfa, and Kentucky bluegrass.
The grass used is 100 per cent Perennial Ryegrass, which is more durable and produces a higher bounce.