Sunday, June 29, 2014

Riviera Bermudagrass Germination in Full Swing

I received a couple of calls this past week from a couple AD's and grounds managers concerned about Riviera bermudagrass germination.  Soil temps at a 4 inch depth are running around 80 degrees, so germination is rapid.    

First of all, let's look at a photo of bermudagrass germination taken on June 27, 2014:

In this example, the soil is a bit too dry but good germination is present.  Here is what germination looked like last year at this time:

So, germination is consistent to 2013.  Keep the soil moist and in 45 days you will go from the photo above to the photo below:

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