Kentucky Bluegrass. Seed Research of Oregon. Mary Beth Menard. Ky Bluegrass. Strengths • Long lived turf • Rhizome formation - recuperative • Attractive – fine textured, dark color • Adaptative – wide range of genetic diversity. Ky Bluegrass. Weaknesses
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Seed Research of Oregon
Mary Beth Menard
Very dense turf – high sod strength
Excellent cold tolerance
Perfect for use with low-growing fine fescue and perennial ryegrass
Resistant to leafspot, patch, dollar spot, powdery mildew
Aggressive growth habit
Early spring green-up
Heat and drought tolerant
High apomictic – very uniform appearance
Disease resistant including leaf spot, summer patch, stripe smut, dollar spot, etc.
Aggressive – high sod and shear strength
Extensive lateral growth habit – recuperative
Extremely fine textured and dense – takes to low cutting heights
Adaptative – excellent ratings from coast to coast
Excellent disease resistance to typhula blight, powdery mildew, downy mildew, rust, stripe smut
Excellent wear tolerance – perfect for sports application
Shorter germination period
High density in all seasons
Excellent disease resistance, ie, powdery mildew, brown patch, rust.
We offer a comprehensive program:
Compact – Argos, Alpine
Compact Midnight – Arcadia, Quantum Leap
Compact America – Kingfisher, Showcase, SR 2284
Aggressive – Cheetah, Orfeo
Shamrock – SR 2100
Julia – Ulysses, Rampart
A successful mix contains:
Genetic diversity – avoid the beauty queen approach
Suitability to the region – consider environment, disease pressures, etc.
Suitability for specific use – sod vs. homeowner
The elements to make your customer look good – see above!