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3rd Millennium Tall Fescue

 

 

 

 

 

2006 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Tall Fescue Trial

Final Report 2011 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating

High Score

3rd Millennium

Low Score

LSD*

Medium Maintenance (a)

Very Good

6.2

5.9

3.5

0.3

Low Maintenance (b)

Very Good

6.6

6.4

3.6

0.3

Northeast

Good

7.0

6.4

1.9

0.4

Transition Zone

Very Good

6.6

6.4

4.1

0.3

Southeast

Very Good

6.3

6.1

4.4

0.4

North Central

Very Good

6.6

6.5

3.3

0.4

Southwest

Good

6.3

5.6

4.1

0.8

Pacific

Very Good

5.3

5.0

2.8

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Very Good

7.2

7.0

3.6

0.7

Color

Green

7.5

6.7

4.0

0.3

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Fine

6.7

6.1

3.2

0.4

Spring Green-up

Good

6.3

5.6

4.7

0.5

Seedling Vigor

Very Good

7.3

6.6

4.0

0.7

Vertical Growth Rate*

Average

22.0"

14.0"

11.0"

5.5"

Red Thread Disease

Very Good

8.8

8.2

6.5

1.1

Brown patch (warm temperature)

Very Good

7.4

7.2

5.4

1.0

Pink Snow Mold

Fair

6.8

3.8

2.8

2.2

*LSD= Least Significant Difference

 

 

 

 

 

* Growth in inches after several weeks

 

 

 

 

 

(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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