Bentgrass

A cool season grass used almost exclusively on golf course putting greens and fairways, creeping bentgrass is characterized by persistence under extremely low cutting heights and very dense, uniform, stoloniferous growth and rapid recuperation. It requires high input maintenance and expert management to cope with resulting diseases. Bentgrass is adapted to a wide range of climates yet is susceptible to many diseases, due to the stress levels under which it performs.

A partial list of bentgrass products available through La Crosse Seed include:

  • Dominator Bentgrass Blend
  • Penncross Bentgrass
  • PennLinks II Bentgrass
  • PennEagle II Bentgrass

Characteristics

  • Pointed tip leaf
  • Flat and smooth in appearance
  • Lighter to very dark green color
  • Vertical, dense growth habit
  • Tolerates very low mowing

Uses

  • Golf Greens
  • Tee Box
  • Fairways

Identification
Pointed tip leaf, flat and smooth in appearance. Lighter to very dark green color, vertical growth habit, dense growth habit, tolerates very low mowing.

Seeding Rate (lbs./1,000 sq.ft.): 1-2
Germination: 5-10 days
Growth Habit: Stolons
Seeds/lb.: 6-7,000,000
Blade: 1-2 mm., pointed tip, flat, smooth

Establishment
Quick germination, aggressive to medium aggressive growth habit, vertical growth habit without tendency to thatch. Good spring green-up, color retention and wear tolerance. High maintenance, quality turf grass.

Bentgrass requires high input maintenance and expert management to cope with resulting diseases. Bentgrass is adapted to a wide range of climates yet is susceptible to many diseases, due to the stress levels under which it performs.

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