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2006 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Tall Fescue Trial
Final Report 2011 
 

 Trial

Rating

High Score

Essential

Low Score

LSD*

Medium Maintenance (a)

Very Good

6.2

6.0

3.5

0.3

Low Maintenance (b)

Very Good

6.6

6.3

3.6

0.3

Northeast

Very Good

7.0

6.6

1.9

0.4

Transition Zone

Good

6.6

6.2

4.1

0.3

Southeast

Very Good

6.3

6.0

4.4

0.4

North Central

Very Good

6.6

6.4

3.3

0.4

Southwest

VeryGood

6.3

6.1

4.1

0.8

Pacific

Very Good

5.3

5.1

2.8

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Very Good

7.2

7.2

3.6

0.7

Color

Green

7.5

6.6

4.0

0.3

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Very Fine

6.7

6.3

3.2

0.4

Spring Green-up

Good

6.3

5.4

4.7

0.5

Seedling Vigor

Good

7.3

5.9

4.0

0.7

Vertical Growth Rate*

Slow

22.0"

11.7"

11.0"

5.5"

Red Thread Disease

Good

8.8

7.8

6.5

1.1

Brown patch (warm temperature)

Good

7.4

6.4

5.4

1.0

Pink Snow Mold

Very Good

6.8

5.8

2.8

2.2

*LSD= Least Significant Difference

(a)= Schedule A, 1-3 lbs. of N/yr., 2-3" mowing height, irrigate

(b)= Schedule B, 0-1 lbs. or N/yr./2.5-3.5 inch mowing height, irrigate in Sept. only