Shenandoah III tall fescue turf is an improved, heat and disease resistant, double-dwarf variety developed for superior turf quality across a wide area of adaptation. This tall fescue is dark green in color, moderately fine textured with excellent wear tolerance. Shenandoah III tall fescue turf exhibits a unique combination of traits including short dwarf dense growth, improved turf quality and resistance to Brown Patch incited by Rhizoctonia solani.

Shenandoah III is an endophyte enhanced tall fescue with 90% Neotyphodium coenophialum endophyte which provides resistance to a number of leaf and crown feeding insects and nematodes. The presence of endophyte also contribute to improved biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, faster seedling establishment, enhanced fall recover and reduced summer weed invasion.

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General Tall Fescue Characteristics
Uses: Shaded lawns, ground cover
Growth Habit: Bunch, creeping and/or spreading low, slow growing
Blade: 1-2 mm., needle-like tip

Adaptations and Use
Shenandoah III is recommended for permanent turf in full sun or partial shade, on home lawns, commercial sites, parks, sod farms and golf course roughs. It was developed for the discriminating superintendent, landscaper and top grounds maintenance professionals in a range of environments. Shenandoah III is best utilized in grass seed mixtures maintained at a high height of cut with Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, hard fescue, sheep fescue or strong creeping red fescue.

Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
6-8 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Seeds/lb.: 230,000

Germination: 14-21 days under ideal conditions

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