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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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ky bluegrass
Ky Bluegrass
  • Strengths
  • • Long lived turf
  • • Rhizome formation - recuperative
  • • Attractive – fine textured, dark color
  • • Adaptative – wide range of genetic diversity
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Ky Bluegrass
  • Weaknesses
  • • Slow to moderate germination
  • • Weed pressure
  • • Slow spring green-up
  • • Possible dormancy and color loss during hot, dry spells
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Ky Bluegrass
  • Classifications:
  • Compact, Compact-Midnight, Compact-America, Aggressive, BVMG, Shamrock, Julia, Bellevue, Mid-Atlantic, CELA, Cheri, Other, Common
alpine ky bluegrass
Compact type

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

Alpine Ky Bluegrass
argos ky bluegrass
Compact type

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.

Argos Ky Bluegrass
cheetah ky bluegrass
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

Wear tolerant

Cheetah Ky Bluegrass
ulysses ky bluegrass
Julia type

Excellent wear tolerance – perfect for sports application

Shorter germination period

High density in all seasons

Shade tolerant

Excellent disease resistance, ie, powdery mildew, brown patch, rust.

Ulysses Ky Bluegrass
sro versatility
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

SRO Versatility
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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!

Ky Bluegrass