New Monaco seeded bermudagrass now available

Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco seeded bermudagrass is continuing the legacy founded by Riviera. The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, Monaco, Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon, is a synthetic variety produced by the intercrossing of five clonal parent lines. All seed is only produced from the Syn-1 generation, which results in superior genetic integrity and seed quality year in and year out. Monaco is a superior seeded bermudagrass that is excellent for use on golf courses, sports turf, and higher quality lawns. It has excellent density and wear tolerance which are staples in Barenbrug’s product line. Bred for a genetically darker green color, it also has quicker spring green-up, high fall color retention, and winter hardiness to help further extend the growing season for transition-zone areas. Monaco has Barenbrug’s exclusive Yellow Jacket coating.

Dr. Charles Taliaferro comments, “Monaco bermudagrass has performed well in turf evaluation trials conducted over a range of environments.  It’s demonstrated performance makes it a good choice for a wide range of applications in the turfgrass industry.”

Joey Meibergen from Johnston Seed Company comments, “On behalf of Johnston Seed Co I would like to thank our research and production team. It has taken JSC 12 years to develop this release. I am very proud of what our team has developed and know the blood sweat and tears it takes to be a leader in the development and production of warm season grasses.” 

In the 2016 NTEP trials, Monaco was a proven performer. Rating high in several categories, Monaco specifically stood out in trials encompassing overall turfgrass quality, early spring green-up, and fall color. Included in over 10 trial sites from coast to coast and from the transition zone to the deep south, Monaco exhibits superior adaptability. This range of implementation makes it the perfect choice for traditional bermudagrass regions and transition climates alike.

Enhanced with Barenbrug’s exclusive Yellow Jacket coating process, Monaco seed holds moisture for a more uniform, successful germ. Yellow Jacket is like having a sponge around each and every seed. Once water is applied, the coating holds that moisture and other nutrients around the seed – making them available as needed for germination and establishment. Without coating, the water simply passes the seed allowing it to dry out, resulting in more frequent watering and increased expense.

Barenbrug USA, an international research and seed production company, continuously seeking new, natural ways to develop stronger turf grasses. For more information about Monaco, visit our website, or contact your nearest seed dealer.