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 Everest Kentucky Bluegrass 

2005 National Variety Review Program (NTEP)

Kentucky Bluegrass Trial

Final Report (2006-10) 

 

 Rating

High Score 

Everest 

 Low Score

 LSD*

 Recommended Care (b)

 Very Good

 6.4

 6.2

 4.4

 0.3

 Low Input (c)

 Very Good

 6.3

 5.8

 4.4

 0.5

 Low-Cut (a)

 Very Good

 6.9

 6.0

 3.5

 0.8

 Northeast

 Very Good

 6.1

 6.0

 3.7

 0.5

 Transition Zone

 Very Good

 6.6

 6.3

 4.8

 0.4

 North Central 

 Good

 6.6

 6.0

 4.2

 0.4

 Mountain West

Good

 6.5

 6.0

 4.7

 0.6

 Shade Tolerance

 Very Good

 5.2

 4.1

 1.6

 1.4

 Color

Very Dark 

7.8 

 7.4

 5.1

 0.3

 Spring Green-up

 Very Slow

 6.4

 4.2

 4.1

 0.4

 Leaf Texture (high score=fine)

 Moderate

 7.6

 6.4

 5.5

 0.5

 Establishment

 Fast

 75.0

 59.5

 38.1

 9.2 

 Leaf Spot

 Very Good

 8.3

 7.8

 3.9

 0.8

 Stem Rust

 Good

 7.9

 6.4

 4.9

 1.4

 Dollar Spot

 Very Good

 8.2

 7.5

 5.4

 0.9

 Summer Patch

 Very Good

 6.4

 5.6

 3.9

 1.5

 Pink Snow Mold

 Fair

 8.0

 5.6

 4.3

 1.8

 % poa Annua after 5 years

 Fair

 1.2

 29.2

 53.3

 13.5

 (a) Schedule A= 1/2 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs N/1000/yr., Irrigation to prevent stress

 (b) Schedule  B= 1-2 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs N/1,000/yr, irrigation to prevent dormancy

 (c) Schedule C= 2.5-3.5 inch mowing height, 0-2 lbs N/1000/yr, no irrigation

 Rating assigned relative to other varieties in the same trial

 *LSD= Least Significant Difference                                                               1/2016