PennCross Bentgrass Seed - Penn Cross Bent Grass competes with Poa annua on putting greens, tees and fairways. PennCross Bent grass breeding began with 156 vegetatively propagated bentgrasses and was later reduced to 21. These were crossed for turf performance, and the components were tested under a wide variety of locations in the U.S. and Canada. Results show that PennCross bentgrass has wide adaptability, tight, upright growth characteristics and fine leaf texture.
- Strong seedling vigor
- Aggressive growth and good wear tolerance
- Medium dark green color
- Good Dollar Spot resistance
Recommended Use: Golf Courses (fairways, tees and greens) and Winter Overseeding of Bermudagrass Greens
Establishment & Maintenance: Plant the seed to make good seed to soil contact and keep seedlings moist until well rooted. Germination will take place in 7 - 15 days, depending on soil temperatures, and the first mowing may be expected within 30 days, or when the plants have sufficiently rooted. Mow at a 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) height of cut or lower until turf is established. Limited use of the area can be expected in 6 weeks.
PennCross Bentgrass performs best on sandy soils and tolerates clay soils with adequate drainage. Bentgrasses do not perform well in wet areas; however, PennCross can tolerate saturated soil conditions for short periods of time. performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8. It has a moderate nitrogen requirement with 1 - 2 pounds of actual N per 1,000 square feet per year, adequate in most situations. Optimum greens mowing height for is 3/16 - 5/16 inch (4.8 - 7.9 mm) but can be adjusted higher or lower depending upon maintenance practices and intended use.
- New Turf Applications: 1 - 2 lbs/ 1000 sq. ft. (1/2 - 1 kg/100 sq meters)
- Overseeding of Existing Turf: 1/2 - 1 lb/1000 sq. ft. (1/4 - 1/2 kg/100 sq. meters)