Fine Fescue

Bargena III Creeping Red Fescue                          

(Sowing rate: 2 - 3kg/100m2)

Bargena III creeping red fine fescue is known for its fine textured leaf, low maintenance qualities, high shoot density, uniformity and quality. Bargena III topped all other varieties in the NTEP trials for low mowing and quick recovery.

 

Bridgeport II Chewings Fescue                                 

(Sowing rate: 2 - 3kg/100m2)

Bridgeport II exhibits high shoot density and is able to withstand very close mowing. Bridgeport II is ideal for greens, approaches, tees, fairways and roughs. Bridgeport II is dark in colour and blends very well with other fine fescues. It is one of the highest overall rated chewings fescues for turf quality in recent USA NTEP trials.                   

Cindylou Creeping Red Fescue                                 

(Sowing rate: 2-3 kg/100m2

Cindylou is a dark green, fine-leaf textured, aggressive rhizomatous strong creeping red fescue. It exhibits an upright-crown growth habit and has excellent seedling vigour. Cindylou is best adapted to shady sites where low fertility and moderately low soil pH conditions dominate. It is endophyte enhanced which provides resistance to a number of leaf and crown feeding pests and improves stress tolerance.

 

Hardtop Hard Fescue                                                    

(Sowing rate: 2- 3kg/100m2

Hardtop is a highly ranked hard fescue no. 4 in NTEP data.  Its outstanding features include drought tolerance and can withstand short mowing as close as 7mm. It is excellent for shady areas, is dark green in colour and is low maintenance. Hardtop is ideal for roughs and fairways.

 

Sheep Fescue                                                                   

(Sowing rate: 2 - 3kg/100m2)

Sheep fescue fits perfectly on “links” style golf courses and is used mainly on roughs where it performs very well. It has high shoot density and produces a dense sward. It also benefits from excellent drought and heat tolerance.

 

 

Characteristics

Creeping Red Fescue

Chewings Fescue

Hard Fescue

Sheep Fescue

Growth Habit

Rhizomes

Bunch

Bunch

Bunch

Establishment Rate

Med. (14-21 days)

Med. (14-21 days)

Slow Med. (18-21 days)

Slow (21-28 days)

Mowing Frequency

     Low-Med

Low-Med

Low

Low

Traffic Tolerance

Fair-Good

Fair-Good

Poor-Fair

Poor

Thatch Production

Medium

High

Medium

High

N Requirements

Low

Low-Med.

Low

Low

Shade Tolerance

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Good

Cold Tolerance

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Drought Tolerance

Good

Good

Very Good

Very Good

Salinity Tolerance

Good

Poor

Poor

Poor

Water Use

Low

Low

Low

Low

Sowing Rate

2-3kg/100m2

2-3kg/100m2

2kg/100m2

     2kg/100m2