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Diva Kentucky Bluegrass 

 2005 National Variety Review Program (NTEP)

Kentucky Bluegrass Trial

Final Report 2006-10 

 

 Rating

 High Score

 Diva

 Low Score

 LSD*

  Recommended Care (b)

 Good

 6.4

 5.8

 4.4

 0.3

 Low Input (c)

 Very Good

 6.3

 6.0

 4.4

 0.5

 Low Cut (a)

 Very Good

 6.9

 6.5

 3.5

 0.8

 Northeast

 Very Good

 6.1

 5.9

 3.7

 0.5

 Transition Zone

 Good

 6.6

 6.0

 4.8

 0.4

 North Central

 Good

 6.6

 6.1

 4.2

 0.4

 Mountain West

 Fair

 6.5

 5.6

 4.7

 0.6

 Shade Tolerance

 Very Good

 5.2

 4.1

 1.6

 1.4

 Color

 Moderate

 7.8

 6.5

 5.1

 0.3

 Spring Green-up

 Slow

 6.4

 5.5

 4.1

 0.4

 Leaf Texture (high score=fine)

 Fine

 7.6

 6.6

 5.5

 0.5

 Establishment

 Fair

 75.0

 53.3

 38.1

 9.2

 Leaf Spot

 Very Good

 8.3

 7.9

 3.9

 0.8

 Stem Rust

 Very Good

 7.9

 6.8

 4.9

 1.4

 Dollar Spot

 Very Good

 8.2

 7.7

 5.4

 0.9

 Summer patch

 Very Good

 6.4

 4.9

 3.9

 1.5

 Pink Snow Mold

 Very Good

 8.0

 7.2

 4.3

 1.8

 % poa Annua after 5 yrs.

 Very Good

 1.2

 6.8

 53.3

 13.5

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

 (b) recommended maintenance = 1-2 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs N/1000/yr.  Irrigation to prevent dormancy

 (c) Low input = 2.5-3.5 inch Mowing height, 0-2 lbs N/1,000/yr.  No irrigation

 Rating assigned relative to other varieties in the same trial

 *LSD=Least Significant Difference                                                     1/2016