Turf Star® RPR®

Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass

  • Developed specifically to exhibit a very strong traffic tolerant trait and provide unique recovery to damaged and worn areas.
  • Exhibits strong ability to recover from extreme wear and use
  • High endophyte content for improved stress tolerance
  • Strong disease resistance and insect tolerance
  • Ideal for the fall over-seeding of warm season turf that is heavily utilized during the early spring, such as baseball infields, soccer, and lacrosse

    Barenbrug’s innovative Turfgrass Research and Development Group has produced a unique, new Perennial ryegrass star, Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass, or RPR. A subspecies of traditional perennial ryegrass, RPR was developed specifically to withstand heavy traffic and rapidly recover. A completely unique regenerating perennial ryegrass, RPR naturally produces a determinate stolon that maintains density and repairs worn turf. 


    With initial selection and breeding work done in Virginia, RPR is significantly more heat and drought tolerant than standard perennial ryegrass. Outperforming traditional perennial ryegrass in transition zone climates, RPR is durable, resilient and a survivor. With a growing list of successful, professionally maintained sports turf applications, RPR's reputation as a 'problem solver' is growing.


    Available as Turf Star RPR, a mixture of RPR varieties and elite perennial ryegrass, Turf Star RPR is the solution for all sports turf and recreational turf facilities where perennial ryegrass is the turf of choice. Turf Star RPR's extreme wear tolerance and ability to recover thin and damaged turf is unique to the industry. Extremely fast germinating and quick to establish, Turf Star RPR can also be over-seeded into traditional cool season turf lawns, such as Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue and traditional perennial ryegrass.

    Sports Turf

    For sports turf performance, the answer is Barenbrug USA. Around the world, from professional sports venues to your community's local fields, our ability to provide varieties with superior traffic tolerance and wear recovery is the best. Turf seed for sports turf and play: it's in our DNA! 

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