Dr Joanna Matthews

Amenity grass seed specialist Germinal is to establish its own research station to spearhead a new programme of trials and development work geared to helping UK groundsmen, greenkeepers, turf growers and landscape architects get the very best from their amenity and sports areas. 


Grass seed and turf care specialists, Germinal, will be showcasing Cabrio, its latest ultra-fine perennial ryegrass cultivar for cricket pitches and tennis lawns, at this year’s SALTEX show.

007 putting green

Germinal has added a new greens-specific blend to its range of golf seed mixtures: designed specifically for use on soil or sand based golf greens, FOREFRONT GREENS is made up of three separate bentgrass varieties, all of which have been selected to offer increased wear and heat tolerance, vigorous growth and good all-round disease resistance for hard-working, modern golf greens.

Floranid Twin Turf

An all-new range of advanced granular fertilisers, which uses two slow release sources of nitrogen to provide a phased-release over a 16-week period from one application, has been launched by COMPO EXPERT.


Germinal has updated its Grade A perennial ryegrass seed mixture for cricket squares, tennis courts and golf tees by upping the percentage of Cabrio Ultra Fine Ryegrass to give even greater fineness of leaf.

Germinal has relaunched its best-selling sports pitch seed mixture, A20 Premier Ryesport, with the inclusion of Eurosport perennial ryegrass.  

Fusarium and Snow mould plates

With this year’s wet and warm winter weather creating the perfect conditions for turf diseases such as fusarium, snow mould and anthracnose to thrive, maintaining healthy rhizosphere conditions is the first step in preventing infections from detracting from turf performance and appearance.

Germinal A32 Ecological Rough

Germinal has added a new seed mixture to its Grade A range of sports seed products with the launch of a new semi-rough mixture for golf courses.  


Grass seed and turf care specialists, Germinal, will be challenging greenkeepers to scrutinise the nitrogen efficiency of their existing sward nutrient programmes with a free fertiliser appraisal at this year’s BTME show.  The company will also be showcasing its latest perennial ryegrass cultivar which has topped the Turfgrass Seed booklet’s 2017 Series L list with a fineness of leaf score of 8.8.

Turf care specialists, Germinal, will this year be focusing on two key areas of green space maintenance at this year’s Saltex exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on 2nd and 3rd November: maintaining a healthy soil profile through the use of self-sustaining cultivars, and examining the efficiency of soil nutrient programmes.