SOS® Turf-type Annual Ryegrass

Super Over Seeding

  • Turf-type annual ryegrass blends and mixtures with natural uniform spring transition 
  • Excellent overall turf quality
  • High traffic tolerance
  • No need for use of chemicals for spring transition 
  • Fast germination and establishment / Even with soil temps in mid-40's
  • Outcompetes many grassy and broadleaf weeds, including annual bluegrass
  • Economically priced when compared to perennial ryegrass
  • Mixes exceptionally well with perennial ryegrass for improved persistence and density
  • Overall good disease resistance, once established
  • Ideal for all sports and recreational turf where over-seeding is desired or repair is required late in the fall or early in the spring

    Program A for Professional bermudagrass winter over-seeding solutions with SOS Turf-type annual ryegrass blends and mixtures.

    2 Steps to a successful over-seeding campaign with SOS

    Managing bermudagrass typically means over-seeding in the fall. The process of overseeding not only leads to added expenses and effort, but also creates management problems that take time away from other critical facets of your turf needs. Barenbrug initially developed a revolutionary new concept in overseeding, SOS, based on Texas A&M's first introductions of Panterra and Panterra V Turf Annual ryegrasses. Since those first varietal introductions,  Barenbrug's research and turf development team have taken this over-seeding concept to even higher levels of over-seeding performance and turf quality with the addition of two new improved Turf Annuals.


    Welcome to Super Over Seeding - a two step process to ensure beautiful green turf all year long without the added stresses of increased chemical usage or poor transition of cool season grasses. For high quality turf all year long there are two critical components that must be taken into account.


    Step 1 - Identify your climatic region. 
    Where your site is located and how many days per year above 90 degrees are critical to good establishment and timely transition of your SOS blends and mixtures. Within your climatic zone lie micro-climates that can affect the transition speed of cool season grasses as well as the recovery of your bermudagrass. If you've seen your over-seeding product transition out too early or last too late into the spring you need to move to the next step in overseeding.


    Step 2 - Adjust your transition speed based on your micro-climatic needs. 
    Need your SOS to last a little longer into the season? Choose a slower transitioning product. If your cool season grass typically lingers - choose a rapid transition solution. SOS is that simple. And if that's too complicated - just use one of the ideal SOS seed solutions - pre mixed for your needs.


    There are three transition speeds:

    Rapid: Exhibits the fastest transition back to your bermudagrass base.

    Ideal: Shows a gradual transition from winter over-seeding grass to your bermudagrass base.

    Slow: Allows you to keep your winter over-seeding grass later into summer





    For suggestions on SOS products, take a look at the SOS Wheel below for the SOS over-seeding blend or mix that best suits your needs: 

    Find the grass seed mix best suited to overseed in your climate

    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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