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Old 08-14-2014, 06:09 PM
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It would be interesting to see just how much KBG germinates and survives in an overseed situation in existing turfgrass. If it is indeed little to none, then why even attempt to try it?

I do like TTTF myself, perhaps mixing in some premium Per Rye for quick germination.
ISU's turgrass plots >>

KBG = currently looks okay
PRG = looks terrible (for the most part). Clumpy, rust disease & grey leaf spot
TTTF plots (over 100 cultivars) = look the best ....better than KBG
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:10 PM
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I need to look at those plots Larry. Any Tigerhawks painted on them?
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I have used several hundred pounds of a mix containing that RPR with determinate stolons. So far so good. All of the areas where I used it have heavy traffic/wear: a football field, a busy youth baseball infield, and a dog run.
The Barenbrug products are expensive, about three times the price of standard Blue label. I'm going with a TTTF/ KBG blend, three TTTF's 30% Inferno, 30% Quest, 30% Jaguar 4, and 10% Midnight KBG.
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Last price I paid was $2.25/# for the mix. Outside of athletic fields, with emphasis on fields used for practices, I'm not sure it makes sense. The 70/30 KBG/PRG mix I like runs from $2.55-$2.80 a pound. Any of those prices is fine with me because I am confident in the results they will bring. I've seen silly seed decisions, such as a high school that paid close to $30/# for poa supina - then spent $240,000 tearing it out and replacing it 5 years later because it performed so poorly.

Most years I do a seed trial of some kind and take photos along the way. I need to try TTTF.
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