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Talladega Tall Fescue

 

 

 

 

 

2006 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Tall Fescue Trial

Final Report 2011 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating

High Score

Talladega

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

Very Good

7.0

6.3

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

6.4

3.3

0.4

Southwest

VeryGood

6.3

6.2

4.1

0.8

Pacific

Good

5.3

4.6

2.8

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Poor

7.2

5.1

3.6

0.7

Color

Green

7.5

6.7

4.0

0.3

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Fine

6.7

6.0

3.2

0.4

Spring Green-up

Fair

6.3

5.3

4.7

0.5

Seedling Vigor

Fair

7.3

5.2

4.0

0.7

Vertical Growth Rate*

Average

22.0"

15.3"

11.0"

5.5"

Red Thread Disease

Very Good

8.8

8.8

6.5

1.1

Brown patch (warm temperature)

Very Good

7.4

7.4

5.4

1.0

Pink Snow Mold

Good

6.8

4.3

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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