Pure Seed and Atlas Turf unveil new herbicide-resistant paspalum

By |  June 18, 2024 0 Comments
(Photo: Atlas Turf)

(Photo: Atlas Turf)

Pure Dynasty with ACCe, the new herbicide-resistant seeded paspalum developed by Pure-Seed Testing and marketed by Atlas Turf International and Pure Seed, will be officially launched at the Pure Seed Field Day, held at the company’s eastern research center in Rolesville, N.C., on June 20. The new paspalum is now available in limited quantities.

Pure Dynasty with ACCe is the first herbicide-resistant paspalum that utilizes ACCe technology developed by the University of Georgia (UGA). Crystal Rose-Fricker, president of Pure Seed and Pure-Seed Testing, and her team conducted multi-year, multi-location research to incorporate UGA’s ACCe technology into the paspalum strains currently making up the successful Pure Dynasty seeded paspalum blend.

“I knew that mutations producing resistance to ACCase herbicides had been reported in several grass species, though not, until now, paspalum. We analyzed billions of cells and eventually identified a mutation that achieved what we needed,” Rose-Fricker says. “Paul sent the mutated plants to us, and the Pure-Seed Testing team spent years evaluating and selecting the best parents to cross for the varieties in Pure Dynasty ACCe using natural breeding practices. We now have a substantial quantity of seed harvested and ready for sale, enough for courses to trial. Next year, we will have enough for the complete renovation of several courses.”

According to Pure Seed, the new paspalum offers exceptional salt, wear and disease tolerance with a dark green color, medium to fine texture, tighter density and versatility in mowing heights for wall-to-wall applications. The new variety improves tolerance to ACCe-inhibiting herbicides, including sethoxydim, fenoxaprop, fluazifop-butyl and pinoxaden. Allowing for control of unwanted annual and perennial grasses such as bermudagrass, crabgrass, goosegrass, tropical signal grass and more.

Pure Dynasty with ACCe is non-genetically modified, utilizing natural breeding practices and is available exclusively through Atlas Turf International and Pure Seed.

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