TURF SEED SELECTION.

Making the turf seed selection for your lawn or turf area isn’t the easiest decision to make and with many companies having a vested interest to promote their seed it can be very confusing. Gilba Solutions are Sydney based turf seed suppliers and rely on independent trial data in making any recommendations. See this informative overseeding blog for more information.

Independent trial programs such as NTEP help with making an informed decision as this is the world’s premier independent seed testing program. It runs at up to 19 locations being used throughout the USA so any seed variety that performs well in these trials has done so under a wide range of conditions. These trials cover turf traits such as disease resistance, colour, wear tolerance and drought resistance.

To a help in relating your location in Australia to the US locations, we have this easy-to-use climate map. Simply click on this weather similarity map. Then click on a red marker, and enter your location in the LHS top corner. Then once you go to the NTEP site you will know which location in the USA relates to your climate!

Our seed has been supplied to venues such as:

  • Comm Bank Stadium;
  • ACT Parks and Places;
  • Stadium Australia;
  • Budgewoi Soccer Club;
  • Federal GC;
  • Bonnie Doon GC;
  • Royal Canberra GC;
  • Campbelltown Stadium
  • Liverpool Council and
  • Sydney University.

Turf seed for sportsturf and playing fields

Variety

Type

Brand

Rate /Ha

Description

Trials

Ryegrass

Grand Slam GLD

Perennial

MVS

300-400Kg

This was the top performing variety in the 2014 NTEP trials showing exceptional dark green colour, high wear tolerance and being highly drought tolerant.

Reserve 2

Perennial

SeedForce

300-400Kg

A zero endophyte dark green variety with exceptional winter activity. 

Slugger 3GL

Perennial

MVS

300-400Kg

A premium variety and is currently coming top of the current 2020 NTEP Trials. It has a great dark green colour being quick establishing and being highly disease resistant.

Torsion LS

Perennial

MVS

200-400Kg

This is a Lateral spreading variety and so is able to "self repair" after wear such as on tees.

Breakout STT

Transitional

MVS

300-400Kg

SST is smooth transition technology meanign it is ideal for overseeding warm season turf. 

2011/2012 Winter Overseeding Trial, North Carolina State University.

Couch


Rio

Couch/

Bermuda-grass

MVS

100-150Kg

Rio is a new generation of couch seed with excellent cold tolerance having a fine leaf and showing rapid establishment.

Fescue

Fesnova

Tall Fescue

Semillas Fito S.A

50-250Kg

Fesnova has a high degree of disease resistance and a very dark green colour.

Spyder LS

Tall Fescue

MVS

50-250Kg

Spyder LS is a lateral spreading tall fescue. It has a dark green colour and gives high turf quality under a medium maintenance regime. Exhibits excellent shade tolerance and disease resistance.

Titanium LS

Tall fescue

MVS

50-250Kg

A new generation of lateral spreading tall fescue witha  dark green colour and gives a dense cover once established. It has a high degree of wear tolerance and being lateral spreading is able to recover

Bentgrass

Piranha

creeping bentgrass

MVS

100-200Kg

Piranha is the first of a completely new generation of outstanding creeping bentgrass varieties. It has a very fine leaf texture and in the most recent independent NTEP trials competed in 2014 it was ranked No 1 for greens quality and brown patch resistance. Also resistant to dollar spot and anthracnose.

Apple SGL perennial ryegrass turf seed

Apple SGL ryegrass seed in Sydney at Comm Bank Stadium

Apple SGL perennial ryegrass turf seed n a tee

Apple SGL perennial ryegrass on a golf tee in Canberra.

Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass turf seed

Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass

SLUGGER 3GL

Slugger 3GL perennial ryegrass was ranked No 1 in the most recently completed NTEP trials.

365SS KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

365SS Kentucky Bluegrass slit seeded at Sydney University and germinating within 6 days.

RESERVE ZERO ENDOPHYTE CANBERRA

Reserve zero endophyte and winter active ryegrass in Canberra.

TORSION LS

Torsion LS (Lateral spreading) prennial ryegrass self repairs after damage.

HOMERUNSLUGGER 3GL ANZ STADIUM

Slugger 3GL perennial ryegrass at Stadium Australia

SPYDER TALL FESCUE

Spyder LS Tall fescue (Lateral spreading)

BREAKOUT SST QLD

Breakout STT is an ideal transitional ryegrass for overseeding couch.

Comparative transition of perennial ryegrass vs Breakout with STT vs annual ryegrass

Comparative transition of annual ryegrass vs perennial ryegrass on overseeded couch.

Apple SGL perennial ryegrass turf seed
Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass turf seed
breakout transitional ryegrass turf seed
slugger 3gl perennial ryegrass turf seed
lateral-spread
Piranha creeping bentgrass turf seed
Spyder LS Tall fescue turf seed