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Blue Note Kentucky Bluegrass

 

 

 

 

 

2005 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Kentucky Bluegrass Trial

Final Report 2006-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating

High Score

Blue Note

Low Score

LSD*

Recommended care (b)

Very Good

6.4

6.1

4.4

0.3

Low input (c)

Very Good

6.3

5.9

4.4

0.5

Low-cut (a)

 Good

6.9

5.9

3.5

0.8

Northeast

Very Good

6.1

6.0

3.7

0.5

Transition Zone

Good

6.6

6.1

4.8

0.4

North Central

Good

6.6

6.1

4.2

0.4

Mountain West

Very Good

6.5

6.0

4.7

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Very Good

5.2

4.1

1.6

1.4

Color

Green

7.8

6.2

5.1

0.3

Spring Green-up

Fast

6.4

5.7

4.1

0.4

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Very Fine

7.6

7.1

5.5

0.5

Establishment

Slow

75.0

45.5

 38.1

9.2

Leaf Spot

Very Good

8.3

7.9

3.9

0.8

Stem Rust

Good

7.9

6.2

4.9

1.4

Dollar Spot

Very Good

8.2

7.9

5.4

0.9

Summer Patch 

 Very Good

6.4

5.4

3.9

1.5

Pink Snow Mold

Good

8.0

6.0

4.3

1.8

% poa Annua after 5 years

Very Good

1.2

12.5

53.3

13.5

(a) Schedule A=.4-.6 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs N/1000 sq ft/year, Irrigation to prevent stress. 

(b) Schedule B= 1-2 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs. N/sq ft/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 trail 

** LSD= Least significant difference                                                                                           1/2016