IMPACT KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

JF IMPACT
FEATURES:


• Superior heat and drought tolerance
• Ideally adapted to tolerate cold winters
• A deep rich color with little fertilizer
• Excels at mowing heights of _ inch




PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:


• SUPERIOR SUMMER PERFORMANCE:
Impact is heat and drought tolerant and ranks alongside Midnight, Unique, Monopoly and Washington at turf trials in Washington, DC during the drought conditions of the summer of ’95. Impact is a true “transition zone bluegrass.”

• SUPERIOR COLD TOLERANCE:
Ideally adapted to “Bluegrass Country” of the Northern Turfgrass zone, it is quick to recover from winter dormancy.

• EXCEPTIONAL SHADE TOLERANCE:
Impact has topped many varieties in shade by a considerable margin.

• REDUCED FERTILIZATION NEEDS:
Impact requires fewer fertilizer applications than other varieties to maintain a dark green color. It produces a highly uniform, very robust low growing turf.

• FAIRWAY QUALITY:
Highly recommended to fill the need for a “true fairway bluegrass.” Mowing heights as low as _ inch are possible for the first time in a bluegrass variety. Impact is also perfectly suited for home lawns, athletic fields, sod farms, cemeteries, and parks.

• HIGH SOD TENSILE STRENGTH:
25% better sod strength than other Kentucky bluegrasses in a Maryland study, and 44% better strength in a Nebraska study. Higher sod strength means quicker sod harvest, less wastage.

DISEASE TOLERANCE:
• Leaf Spot Excellent resistance
• Rust Excellent resistance
• Brown Patch Very good resistance
• Damping Off Good resistance
• Melting Out Unmatched resistance

DEVELOPMENT:
Impact was bred by Jacklin Seed Company Research Director, Doug Brede, Ph.D., at Jacklin Seed Company. It originated as a highly apomictic, single-plant selection from hybrid cross number 89-1037, made in the field in July, 1989, in Post Falls, ID.

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