Video: Barenbrug seed creates perfect pitch for England at Euro 2012 football championship

SEED specialist Barenbrug has played a key role in the transformation of the pitch at the England football squad’s training camp in Poland for the Euro 2012 championship.

Barenbrug supplied seed to the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) which was tasked by the FA to create a world-class playing surface at the Hutnik Nowa Huta football club’s ground in Krak�w which, 18 months ago, was worn and muddy.

The STRI chose to grow the new pitch from seed, using a combination of Barenbrug’s BAR 7, BAR 8 and BAR 50 SOS sports mixtures, which have successfully overcome Poland’s coldest winter for 40 years.

Barenbrug, which is based at Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, has been breeding grass varieties and producing mixtures for professional golf, sports and amenity users for more than 100 years.

It counts the St Andrews Golf Links and newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City among its many high-profile customers.

The company supplied a total of 75 bags of seed for the STRI project in Hutnik, with the wider Royal Barenbrug Group havini also supplied a further four tonnes of seed for use across the Polish and Ukrainian Euro 2012 tournament venues.

This includes the Warsaw National Stadium, which plays host to the opening game between Poland and Greece on June 8.