Panther GLS perennial ryegrass turf is an elite, new generation, heat and humidity tolerant perennial ryegrass developed with improved gray leaf spot resistance. Gray Leaf Spot (GLS) disease has been a limiting factor to the establishment and persistence of perennial ryegrass in the past decade in the Mid-Atlantic, Mid South and Midwestern U.S.

Panther GLS perennial ryegrass turf is also an endophyte enhanced perennial ryegrass with >90% Neotyphodium lolii endophyte which provides resistance to a number of leaf and crown feeding pests and improved tolerance to abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living) stress. Panther GLS is highly recommended for permanent turf application in the Mid-Atlantic and U.S. transition zone where heat and humidity may limit the adaptation of perennial ryegrass turf.

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Growth Habit: Bunch
Traffic Tolerance: Very good
Shade Tolerance: Fair-good
Cold Tolerance: Fair-good

General Perennial Ryegrass Characteristics
Uses: lawns, athletic fields, golf course, all general use. Excellent when used in mixes. Ideal in sun and tolerates partial shade.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., glossy underside, red base at crown

Adaptations and Use
Developed for permanent poly species turf grass blends and mixes containing improved perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, chewing, slender creeping and strong creeping red fescue, colonial bentgrass and turf type tall fescue. Panther GLS is also used extensively in winter overseeding programs on greens, tees and fairways either alone or in species mixes.

Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
6-8 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Seeds/lb.: 288,000

Germination: 7-10 days under ideal conditions

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