NU GLADE KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS
• Shade tolerance even topping the original ‘Glade’
• A rich, dark green color
• Excellent leaf spot and rust resistance
• Excellent fairway performance even under _-inch mowing
• SUPERIOR TURF QUALITY:
NuGlade scored an 8.4 average in overall turf quality over five growing seasons in Post Falls, ID and ranked in the top 10% at Maryland. NuGlade Kentucky bluegrass produces a dense, dark green, elite quality turf.
• UNMATCHED CLOSE-CUT TOLERANCE:
NuGlade showed strong quality performance at a cutting height of _ inch in Post Falls, ID, trials. NuGlade ranked #2 out of all the varieties entered in a _ inch fairway cut turf trial in Manhattan, Kansas.
• TRANSITION ZONE PERFORMANCE:
Compared to other Kentucky bluegrasses, it is particularly capable of maintaining turfgrass quality through the stressful summer months.
• OUTSTANDING SHADE TOLERANCE:
NuGlade was planted in a shade trial in May, 1995, in the same shade facility where Glade was originally identified many years ago as possessing exceptionally good shade tolerance. Initial readings indicate that NuGlade has shade tolerance far exceeding that of Glade Kentucky bluegrass.
NuGlade is moderately aggressive, but it is not as thatch-prone as earlier aggressive bluegrasses.
DISEASE AND INSECT TOLERANCE:
• Leaf Spot Very good resistance
• Stem Rust Good resistance
• Snow Mold Moderate resistance
• Brown Patch Good resistance
NuGlade began as one of the progeny of hybrid cross No. 89-1037. Two, high-performance, commercial bluegrass varieties (the identity of which will be kept confidential until the PVP application is filed) were hybridized in 1989. Plants with characters dissimilar to the mother plant were harvested in July, 1991, and established into turf plots in Post Falls, Idaho.