PennEagle Bentgrass Seed - After 18 years of research and testing, Penneagle was the first bentgrass variety developed specifically for fairways. Compared to Penncross, it provides a wider range of adaptability, along with a tighter upright growth habit. Incredibly popular thanks to its finer leaf but dense canopy, its ability to tolerate saline and effluent water, and its ability to crowd out Poa annua, the next generation, Penneagle II, is now available with the same strong characteristics as Penneagle plus much greater resistance to brown patch.
- Excellent Brown Patch resistance
- Medium dark green color
- Good Dollar Spot resistance
Recommended Use: Golf Courses (fairways and tees) and Winter Overseeding of Bermudagrass Greens
Climatic Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
(may not be adaptable to all areas within each zone)
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 mm) height of cut or lower until turf is established. Limited use of the area can be expected in 6 weeks. PennEagle 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 mowing height for PennEagle 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. PennEagle performs best on sandy soils and tolerates clay soils with adequate drainage. Bentgrasses do not perform well in wet areas; however, PennEagle can tolerate saturated soil conditions for short periods of time.
- New Turf Applications: 1 - 2 lb/ 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)
Plant Breeder: Dr. Joe Duich - Pennsylvania State University
Experimental Designation – PBCB