Boston Seeds is committed to supplying the best possible grass seed products - see our quality page for more information. Use of the STRI logo denotes that the grass seed mix only contains varieties that have been tested at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) and appear in the current Turfgrass Seed* booklet, produced by the British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd (BSPB). The lists included in this booklet are designed to enable users of Turfgrass Seed to evaluate the suitability of different cultivars for various amenity uses.
Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI)
The STRI is the world's leading sports turf consultancy.
In addition, STRI manages multiple research projects and product trials each year, designed specifically to suit each individual sports surface. Their knowledge and expertise is founded on more than 80 years of dedicated research into improving the playing qualities of sports surfaces all over the world.
British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd (BSPB)
BSPB is authorised by the UK national authorities to organise statutory Value for cultivation and use (VCU) trials for UK National Listing purposes for all crop species, with the exception of potatoes (for which VCU trials are organised by SASA in Scotland). New varieties are subject to statutory registration trials before they may be marketed in the EU. They must pass DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) tests and VCU trials to ensure that they meet high standards of quality and performance. In most major crop species, statutory registration is followed by further industry trials at more locations to identify the very best varieties, to be promoted onto a Recommended List.
*Turfgrass Seeds Booklet is available to order at £4.00 plus £1.99 post and packing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.