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Jumpstart Kentucky Bluegrass

 

 

 

 

 

2005 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Kentucky Bluegrass Trial

Final Report 2006-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating

High Score

Jump Start

Low Score

LSD*

Recommended care (b)

Fair

6.4

5.6

4.4

0.3

Low input (c)

Fair

6.3

5.5

4.4

0.5

Low-cut (a)

Fair

6.9

5.5

3.5

0.8

Northeast

Good

6.1

5.2

3.7

0.5

Transition Zone

Fair

6.6

5.5

4.8

0.4

North Central

Good

6.6

5.8

4.2

0.4

Mountain West

Good

6.5

5.7

4.7

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Poor

5.2

2.7

1.6

1.4

Color

Green

7.8

6.4

5.1

0.3

Spring Green-up

Very Fast

6.4

6.0

4.1

0.4

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Fine

7.6

6.3

5.5

0.5

Establishment

Fast

75.0

62.4

 38.1

9.2

Leaf Spot

Good

8.3

6.9

3.9

0.8

Stem Rust

Poor

7.9

4.9

4.9

1.4

Dollar Spot

Fair

8.2

6.7

5.4

0.9

Summer Patch 

 Very Good

6.4

5.8

3.9

1.5

Pink Snow Mold

Very Good

8.0

7.3

4.3

1.8

% poa Annua after 5 years

Very Good

1.2

10.8

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

 

 

 

 

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