The reason why the world’s most exclusive golf courses choose Barenbrug is that they’ve experienced the superior mechanical and genetic qualities inherent in Barenbrug grass seed products. To meet the high standards for an industry continuing to “raise the bar,” we invest tremendous capital in research and development. The results – we offer the best varieties and the right formulations. And we strive to out-perform all other brands. That’s why St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Valhalla (Ryder Cup 2008) and Bandon Dunes, to name a few, all rely on high quality Barenbrug products for their legendary courses.
Over and above our commitment to the best seed product, Barenbrug further supports the industry in other distinct ways. First, we contributed to the market our proprietary Yellow JacketTM advanced seed coating, which helps seed establish quickly and conserves precious water resources. Secondly, Barenbrug is the exclusive grass seed supplier in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) Partner Recognition Program. By purchasing Barenbrug seed, you join us in supporting the GCSAA and its local chapters.
Our investments – both in the lab and in the industry – are helping to advance the economics of golfing, as well as the growth and vitality of the game.
RPR - Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass
Barenbrug’s innovative research and development has produced a new star; a tough perennial ryegrass. Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass, or RPR, stands up to heavy traffic while keeping its good looks. A creeping perennial ryegrass, RPR outperforms traditional perennial ryegrass. It’s also more resilient and weather tolerant. Because RPR is chosen for top professional sports venues, it could be an ideal choice for your sports field, golf course, lawn or landscape. More Info here.
Kettle Hills Golf Course - Richfield, Wisconsin
Jeremy Seiler (Left), Golf Course Superintendent
Lee Suwakski (Right), Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
This season at Kettle Hills we have removed trees from the golf course. We used RPR with Yellow Jacket to re-establish these areas and found the seed used less water and germinated/established faster. We also found that because of the fast germination/establishment of RPR with Yellow Jacket it was able to choke out weeds and provide a superior stand of turf. Because of these characteristics RPR with Yellow Jacket is our new favorite seed.
Metacomet Country Club - East Providence, Rhode Island
Paul Jamrog, Golf Course Superintendent
RPR with yellow jacket has performed extremely well under Metacomet’s heavy play conditions and establishes very rapidly. I am very pleased with the results I have gotten with RPR and Barenbrug products in general.
Misquamicut Club - Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Dean Bozek, Golf Course Superintendent
We have overseeded with RPR at our practice facility with yellow jacket coated RPR for two years now. It has outperformed all other grasses we have used in the past. In a word, RPR is awesome!”