By Jim Murphy
|The Rutgers Wear Simulator being operated
on the 2006 National Tall Fescue Trial.
Hope your winter is going well.
We recently published on the web a fact sheet update on Tall Fescue Varieties for New Jersey Sports Fields.
This fact sheet discusses the characteristics of traffic tolerance, turfgrass quality, and susceptibility to brown patch disease (caused by Rhizoctonia solani). Traffic tolerant varieties are more persistent under the combined stresses of wear and compaction, which are very common on sports turfs. The variety recommendations in this fact sheet are based on research conducted at Rutgers University on the 2006 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Tall Fescue Test. Data from other locations was also used for these recommendations.