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

 Trial

Rating

High Score

Cochise IV

Low Score

LSD*

Medium Maintenance (a)

Very Good

6.2

6.2

3.5

0.3

Low Maintenance (b)

Very Good

6.6

6.4

3.6

0.3

Northeast

Very Good

7.0

7.0

1.9

0.4

Transition Zone

Very Good

6.6

6.4

4.1

0.3

Southeast

Very Good

6.3

6.2

4.4

0.4

North Central

Very Good

6.6

6.5

3.3

0.4

Southwest

VeryGood

6.3

5.8

4.1

0.8

Pacific

Very Good

5.3

5.0

2.8

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Fair

7.2

5.5

3.6

0.7

Color

Dark Green

7.5

6.9

4.0

0.3

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Very Fine

6.7

6.6

3.2

0.4

Spring Green-up

Good

6.3

5.6

4.7

0.5

Seedling Vigor

Good

7.3

6.2

4.0

0.7

Vertical Growth Rate*

Very Slow

22.0"

11.3"

11.0"

5.5"

Red Thread Disease

Very Good

8.8

8.3

6.5

1.1

Brown patch (warm temperature)

Very Good

7.4

7.0

5.4

1.0

Pink Snow Mold

Very Good

6.8

4.7

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