There are many who dream of getting the perfect lawn. Here are tips on the basic element of a lawn and grass plant.

Lawn mower - Worth knowing about the grass plant

Lawn mower - Worth knowing about the grass plant


There are many who dream of getting the perfect lawn, but it takes a lot of work and knowledge to get a lasting and nice lawn. The article gives you more information about a basic ingredient in a lawn grass plant.

The grass's family is called Gramineae (synonymous Poaceae) and covers over 6,000 species, of which about 150 are in Scandinavia. Only a few are used for the production of lawn grass. The grass plant is either a year, two-year or perennial. It is with an exception (bamboo) an herb. The grass belongs to the unicornal plants, with growth from the leaf base, unlike the two-hearted plants, with the planting point in the plant's peak. The grass plant is hungry by itself and needs nourishment throughout the growing season starting in April.

The most widely used mature grasses are derived from species of genera Swingel, Green and Ven, with natural plantations almost everywhere in the country, from north to south, on lean soils and fertile. Most of them are seen as the largest element in original pasture sites, in meadows, at dikes and in road lanes.

By studying where the different grassland teams enjoy and develop best, valuable tips are given for cultivation. It is from the wild plants that you take material, from which there is a selection and the best types for further processing work are picked up. Several known names are directly from the wild grass.

Selection and processing

Previously, the same grass varieties were used for lawns as for the feedstuffs of agriculture, with the requirement that they yield the highest possible fodder harvest. It goes without saying that these varieties can hardly meet the requirements for low-density and density that must be laid on lawn grass. It is only during the last 30 and 40 years that plant breeders in both the East and West have more systematically focused their work on finding varieties for the lawn.

It's a long and difficult work with selection and crossing before attempting to try and upbringing can market a new variety. It is only in the 1960s that the fruits could have been harvested by this refinement work. At Svalöv-Hammenhög, vegetation processing with grass

matt grass has been around since 1950. Collection of materials from both our own country and from outside has given, and gives the processors a basic basis to work with. By crossing, you combine different plantor's good qualities into a single plant = a new variety.
Before a new variety is sold, it must be tested. The first tests are done by the refiner - who is the most critical part of all. Often, 95 percent of crossings are already erased at this early stage. The next step is testing at several different locations in the country, from north to south. After further thinning among the material, it will only be a percentage of the original. The final round of these series of attempts is the official test conducted by the University of Agricultural Sciences. It is a test going on for 4 years, at 6 different places in the country. After these attempts, the variety may be approved and taken into the Rikssortlist. After that, sales can start.

Try lawn grass in Hammenhög. On equal sized squares (parcels) that are repeated, and under the same conditions, the grazing varieties are tested. The same attempts are made at different locations in the country, from north to south.

Before a new variety may be sold, it must be tested. The first tests are done by the refiner - who is the most critical part of all. Often, 95 percent of crossings are already erased at this early stage. The next step is testing at several different locations in the country, from north to south. After further thinning among the material, it only remains a percentage of the original.

The last round of these series of attempts is the official test conducted by the University of Agricultural Sciences. It is a test going on for 4 years, at 6 different places in the country. After these attempts, the variety may be well-known and included in the Rikssortlist. Then the sale can begin.



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