Platinum TE® Paspalum Expands Production to Saudi Arabia
Platinum TE® Paspalum recently expanded production and distribution. Saudi Arabia’s Atlas Turf Arabia is one of only two turf farms outside of the United States and the only one in the Middle East to grow the patented turfgrass showcased at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Platinum TE® Paspalum is a premium quality seashore paspalum turfgrass developed by renowned turf breeder Dr. Ron R. Duncan. Introduced in 2007, Platinum TE® Paspalum is the turfgrass of choice at more than 300 locations in over 30 countries. Golf courses, sports fields, and landscape projects globally select Platinum TE® Paspalum for its superior performance and sustainability benefits. Platinum TE® Paspalum is a dense turf with unmatched salt tolerance, fine leaf texture, dark green color, low light tolerance, disease resistance, and rapid recovery from injury. Following extensive trials with varieties of paspalum, Bermuda, and zoysia turfgrasses, Platinum TE was selected as the exclusive turfgrass of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Atlas Turf Arabia is the first and only turf farm in Saudi Arabia to offer licensed and certified turfgrass. The farm is a joint venture between Atlas Turf International and Golf Saudi created to meet the needs of extensive golf development planned in the country as well as sports field and landscaping projects.
Atlas Turf Arabia chose Platinum TE® Paspalum as its first turfgrass variety based on its many superior sustainability benefits. Saudi Arabia’s Green Initiative challenges developers to seek environmentally responsible products, especially concerning water. Platinum TE® Paspalum meets the challenge with exceptional salt tolerance, allowing projects to use TSE irrigation. The Gulf Region also demands the extreme heat and drought tolerance of Platinum TE® Paspalum as well as its durability needed for sports field applications.
Platinum TE® Paspalum production at Atlas Turf Arabia is certified by the International Turfgrass Genetic Assurance Program (ITGAP).