Monday, August 12, 2013

Quickstand, Northbridge and Latitude 36 Bermudagrass

I made a stop at GrassMasters Sod Farm today.  The goal, look at 3 different bermudagrasses:

1. Quickstand
2. Northbridge
3. Latitude 36

Here are a few general notes:

First, Quickstand bermudagrass.  Here are a couple photos:



As seen on the photos above, this cultivar is not as dense as the newer cultivars and have very thick stolons.

Next, Northbridge bermudagrass was observed.  Here are a couple of photos:



The first photo shows Northbridge at sprig harvesting cutting height.  The second photo shows Northbride at sod cutting height.  Very fine leaf blades - similar to Patriot bermudagrass.

Lastly, Latitude 36 bermudagrass was observed.  Here are a couple of photos:



The first photo shows Latitude 36 at sprig harvesting cutting height.  The second photo shows Latitude 36 at sod cutting height.  Very fine leaf blades - similar to Patriot bermudagrass.

Here is a photo of sprigs from all three cultivars:

Quickstand/Latitude 36/ Northbridge


Conclusion - The two new cultivars (Latitude 36 and Northbridge) are excellent, dense turf with fine leaf texture.  Northbridge stolons were observed to have 3 plants per inch on the stolons while the Latitude 36 had only 2.  So, I would expect more scalping with Northbridge and less with Latitude 36, but Northbridge looks to be the slightly denser turf.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

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