Product name Tour Leader
Suitability Golf course greens
Features Disease resistant
Drought tolerant
Company status Supplier
 
 
 

Tour Leader bentgrass mixture specifically developed for golf greens. It is a 50:50 blend of 007 DSB and the new cultivar Tour Pro (GDE). It offers high performance, seasonal adaptability, disease resistance and vivid colour retention.

Tour Pro (GDE) is the latest creeping bentgrass to join Germinal’s class-leading portfolio. Having excelled in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) in the United States (where it is ranked in the top five of 20 varieties in all trial categories and the highest rated of all commercially available bentgrasses), this top-performing variety has recently achieved the highest mean score (6.8) for creeping bentgrasses as a new cultivar on table G1 of the 2021 BSPB list. It has also been awarded the highest score for shoot density (6.6) and visual merit (7.0) for a creeping bentgrass.

Key features and benefits

  • Superb Dollar Spot, Anthracnose, Fusarium and Brown Patch resistance
  • Adaptable to all UK climates
  • Tolerant of close mowing regimes (as low as 3mm)
  • Low seedling mortality rates compared to browntops and fescues: resulting in faster species conversion away from Poa annua
  • Very tolerant of drought and cold conditions

Sowing, overseeding and input

  • Sustainable input requirement: UK users average 92kg N per annum with reduced chemical usage
  • Recommended sowing rate: 8-12g/m2 (80-120kg/Ha)
  • Recommended overseeding rate: 5-8g/m2 (50-80kg/Ha)

Specifications

007 DSB
Shoot density: 6.4
Visual merit: 6.5
Mean: 6.4
Fineness of leaf: 6.4
Resistance to Red Thread: 5.9
Winter greenness: 6.9
Summer greenness: 5.4

Tour Pro (GDE)
Shoot density: 6.6
Visual merit: 7.0
Mean: 6.8
Fineness of leaf: 6.0
Resistance to Red Thread: -
Winter greenness: 6.8
Summer greenness: 5.2


Tour Leader bentgrass mixture specifically developed for golf greens. It is a 50:50 blend of 007 DSB and the new cultivar Tour Pro (GDE). It offers high performance, seasonal adaptability, disease resistance and vivid colour retention.

Tour Pro (GDE) is the latest creeping bentgrass to join Germinal’s class-leading portfolio. Having excelled in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) in the United States (where it is ranked in the top five of 20 varieties in all trial categories and the highest rated of all commercially available bentgrasses), this top-performing variety has recently achieved the highest mean score (6.8) for creeping bentgrasses as a new cultivar on table G1 of the 2021 BSPB list. It has also been awarded the highest score for shoot density (6.6) and visual merit (7.0) for a creeping bentgrass.

Key features and benefits

  • Superb Dollar Spot, Anthracnose, Fusarium and Brown Patch resistance
  • Adaptable to all UK climates
  • Tolerant of close mowing regimes (as low as 3mm)
  • Low seedling mortality rates compared to browntops and fescues: resulting in faster species conversion away from Poa annua
  • Very tolerant of drought and cold conditions

Sowing, overseeding and input

  • Sustainable input requirement: UK users average 92kg N per annum with reduced chemical usage
  • Recommended sowing rate: 8-12g/m2 (80-120kg/Ha)
  • Recommended overseeding rate: 5-8g/m2 (50-80kg/Ha)

Specifications

007 DSB
Shoot density: 6.4
Visual merit: 6.5
Mean: 6.4
Fineness of leaf: 6.4
Resistance to Red Thread: 5.9
Winter greenness: 6.9
Summer greenness: 5.4

Tour Pro (GDE)
Shoot density: 6.6
Visual merit: 7.0
Mean: 6.8
Fineness of leaf: 6.0
Resistance to Red Thread: -
Winter greenness: 6.8
Summer greenness: 5.2


 
 
 
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