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RPR® Sport

Regenerating and highest traffic possible
  • Highest wear tolerance!
  • Revolutionary: perennial ryegrass with stolons!
  • Extremely strong and fast turf
  • Less annual meadow grass
  • Very high capacity for self-repair in spring
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RPR, highest wear tolerance!

RPR spreads horizontally by creating a natural network of determinate stolons that form a kind of netting in the sward, making for excellent wear tolerance. Instead of individual grass plants, as in the case of traditional perennial ryegrass, each RPR grass plant is linked to other plants and to the soil. There is much less risk of the grass of sports fields being kicked up because it is tightly held in place. So the most intense matches can be played in sports fields without the risk of the dense sward being severely damaged. 

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Revolutionary: perennial ryegrass that spreads via stolons!

RPR is Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass that is as strong as iron, minimising the risk of damage caused in sports. This type of grass is unique in that its horizontally spreading determinate stolons create a sward that is many times stronger than that of other perennial ryegrass varieties. The outcome is a unique combination of advantages: a high wear tolerance and fast regeneration, minimising damage during games and ensuring a good condition of your sward.

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Extremely strong, fast-establishing sward

RPR is the first type of grass to combine strength and speed. The grass germinates very quickly and has a very high wear tolerance. Fast-establishing perennial ryegrass is often combined with smooth-stalked meadow grass. The resultant mixture germinates and establishes very quickly, but its wear tolerance leaves something to be desired. RPR combines strength with speed, in other words: the best of two worlds.

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Less annual meadow grass

RPR is as strong as smooth-stalked meadow grass, but establishes much quicker, greatly reducing the risk of the establishment of undesired annual meadow grass. This implies the advantage of a denser, better rooting sward that needs less fertilisers and water.

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Extreme regenerating capacity in spring

Sports fields are used all the year round. RPR can be seeded early in spring to ensure a year-round dense sward. The last thing you want is a sward that can’t be used for sports, for example in winter. Players want the best possible pitches for their games in winter, too. RPR ensures earlier growth in spring, enabling sports to be played earlier in the year.


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Quantity Species
50% Lolium perenne - RPR® Technology
50% Lolium perenne
Establishment speed very fast
Nitrogen requirement high
Speed of Growth fast
Sowing rate 2 - 2.5 kg/100m²
Mowing height from 20 mm
Packaging 15 kg
Fast Establishment 5
Self-Repairing 5
High wear tolerance 5
High drought tolerance 3
Germination low temperatures 6°C 2
Requires less irrigation 4
Requires less fertilisers 2
Requires less pesticide 5