V8

Creeping Bentgrass

  • Close-cut Tolerance for Lightining Fast Greens
  • Amazing Turf Quality Earning #1 NTEP Rankings
  • Improved Dollar Spot Disease Resistance
  • Reduces Fungicide Applications

V8 Creeping Bentgrass

 

V8 (OECD named Ignite) is a brand new powerhouse creeping bentgrass developed for any golf course wanting that “world‐class” look. V8 is a hybrid between two elite breeing lines selected for its close‐cut tolerance and improved dollar spot resistance.  V8 has been seeded on golf courses worldwide and has received excellent independent evaluations in current NTEP (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program) putting green trials comparing it side‐by‐side with other commercial and experimental bentgrasses.  

 

 

Characteristics

  • V8 earned the #1 ranking for turf quality in NTEP’s putting green trials for LPI Group 1 with locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington state topping Penn A‐1, Declaration and all other varieties
  • Dollar Spot resistance statistically equal to the top variety in NTEP 
  • V8 has one of the finest leaf textures of any creeping bentgrass
  • Greens up in the spring earlier than Penncross for additional weeks of golf play
  • V8 is a medium‐dark green color—darker than Penncross and lighter than T‐1
  • Color persists well into the autumn with better than average frost tolerance
  • Tolerates wide range of mowing heights from puƫng green to fairway — some courses have mowed as low as 0.08” (2mm)
  • Smooth recovery from aerification

 

 

Adaptation

V8 is best suited to greens and is adaptable to tees, approaches, and fairways.  It thrives across the cool, temperate regions of the world, and it is adapted well into the transition zone between warm and cool‐season areas.

Specifications
New Seeding (per 1,000 sq. ft.)
1-2 lbs.
Interseeding (per 1,000 sq. ft.)
2-4lbs
Aggressive Growth
Disease Tolerant
Traffic Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Self Repairing
Rapid Germination
Economical Solution
Retains Color
Widely Adapted
Insect Tolerant
Quick Recovery
Dark Green
Medium Green
Light Green
Fine Texture
Reduces Appearance of Poa
Competes with Poa
Mid 40˚F Germination
Fast Establishment
Extended Persistence
Shade Tolerant
Early Spring Green-up
Chemical Free Spring Transition
Improved Turf Quality
Close Mow Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Superior Tensile Strength
Low Inputs
SOD

Quick germination, establishment, and the ability to form a tight-knit sod are critical production keys for the professional turf producer. At Barenbrug USA our researchers stress these key traits throughout the turf breeding process. At Barenbrug USA, we know sod production well; and deliver. 

 

Quick germination, establishment, and the ability to form a tight-knit sod are critical production keys for the professional turf producer. At Barenbrug USA our researchers stress these key traits throughout the turf breeding process. At Barenbrug USA, we know sod production well...

Quick germination, establishment, and the ability to form a tight-knit sod are critical production keys for the professional turf producer. At Barenbrug USA our researchers stress these key traits throughout the turf breeding process. At Barenbrug USA, we know sod production well; and deliver. 

 

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