Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

The decades most significant progress in Perennial ryegrass breeding

A new "major" species = tetraploid turf perennial ryegrass

Several "minor" species or varietal types appear regularly and are bringing progress with more or less importance for users, mainly for specific uses.  FABIAN is in another category.
It can be considered as a new "main species" destined to occupy an important space in the turf mixtures.

The advantages can be summarised by "Anti-Stress"
In biotic as well as abiotic stress types:

Disease tolerance and other stress factors:
          +  rusts
          +  red thread disease
          +  Microdochium patch (Fusarium)
          +  leaf spot
          +  wear tolerance & recovery
          +  heat / drought & winter stress



Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Wear tolerance
Rust tolerance
Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Shade tolerance
  • Out of the "4turf" family = +++ anti-stress
  • Resistant to a wide range of diseases
  • A "safety net" for sport mixtures
  • Excellent mixing partner for sport & repair