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TurfBreed expands native turf portfolio with OZ TUFF acquisition

TurfBreed expands native turf portfolio with OZ TUFF acquisition
July 4, 2018

TurfBreed has announced its purchase of the well-known native turf variety, OZ TUFF®.

Discovered in 2001 by turf breeder Robert Morrow, OZ TUFF® is an exceptional native green couch grass from Childers in Queensland that has been identified as a superior plant growing among common green couch.

Explaining that OZ TUFF® offers an excellent native couch alterative to common couches currently grown, TurfBreed Managing Director, Steve Burt commented “at TurfBreed we aim to have several grass varieties in each category and OZ TUFF® is a great native grass that, with the backing of TurfBreed branding and support, will have a significant impact in the green couch market.”

Extensive research has occurred on the variety to prove that it is true-to-type and the PBR for OZ TUFF® was granted in 2005.

OZ TUFF® was ranked number one for wear tolerance and recovery following studies conducted by the former Redlands Turf Research team for wear tolerance.

The variety has demonstrated improved wear tolerance compared to other turf species like blue couch, kikuyu and other green couch varieties.

In terms of suitability, OZ TUFF® meets all categories such as residential, commercial/industrial, parks and sports fields.stralian Sports Turf Consultants also conducted studies to determine if growing ryegrass within the dense OZ TUFF® thatch layer was possible, and proved successful. Another feature of OZ TUFF® is that it grows on a wide variety of soil types and can be watered with poorer quality water. Studies conducted by the Queensland Government also found that OZ TUFF® continued growing at salinity levels of 30 dS/m – where sea water is 54 dS/m.

A premium turf genetics management business, TurfBreed is the partner of choice for professional turf growers. TurfBreed specialises in fit-for-purpose turf grass varieties that meet the demands of the residential and commercial markets. TurfBreed supports its growers through marketing and business development, and contributes to the Australian turf industry through research.

For more information go www.turfbreed.com.au

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