Champion GQ Perennial Ryegrass Seed - Champion GQ is a three way blend of endophyte-enhanced perennial ryegrasses. Champion GQ Perennial Ryegrass Seed was developed with an emphasis on selection based on qualities turf professionals have told us are most important: rapid establishment, stress and disease resistance, and rapid recovery. Champion GQ is composed of the SR 4000 series and other exceptional varieties of perennial ryegrasses adapted for your specific region.Champion GQ offers rapid establishment, stress and disease resistance as well as rapid recovery. This variety is primarily used for Golf Courses, sports fields, parks, schools and commercial landscaping.
- Rapid Establishment to out compete Poa annua and weeds
- Reduces inputs and lowers maintenance cost
- Widely adapted
- Excellent performance at lower mowing heights
- High levels of Gray Leaf Spot resistance
- Fast Germination
- Fine dark green leaf texture
- High Endophyte Levels
- Broad Genetic Base
- Superior disease resistance
- Excellent for permanent turf or winter overseeding
Uses: Golf Courses, sports fields, parks, schools & commercial landscaping
Seeds per lb: 220,000 - 250,000
Seed Rate (New Turf): 7 -9 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. or 300 - 400 lbs per acre
Winter Overseed Rates:
Greens: 30 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Roughs: 250 - 450 lbs. per acre
Sports Fields: 250 - 450 lbs. per acre
Golf: 450 - 700 lbs. per acre
Champion GQ has excellent resistance to common turf diseases including: Crown Rust, Grey Leaf Spot, Winter Netblotch, Large Brown Patch, Leaf Sport, Red Thread and good resistance to Stem Rust.
Grey Leaf Spot Resistance
Since the initial outbreak in the mid-1990’s, Seed Research has been feverishly working to develop varieties that can withstand the ravages of Gray Leaf Spot (GLS). The initial GLS screening cycle has yielded varieties that are significantly more resistant to GLS than has ever been seen before — SR 4220, SR 4350, SR 4420, SR 4500 and SR 4550. The addition of SR 4600 adds the highest level of GLS resistance. All succeeding generations of our perennial ryegrasses will go through this grueling screening process before they are approved for blending in CHAMPION GQ.
This perennial ryegrass offers high levels of viable endophyte providing resistance to billbugs, sod webworms, chinch bugs, armyworms, and aphids.