grande tall fescue decline

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    used grande tall fescue this year with poor results.the plant died off on each property.
    what i intended to do was to introduce the grande tf into problem lawns that had a past history of sod web worm and chinch bug damage..b

    http://www.sroseed.com/Library/GrandeRhizomes.pdf
     
  2. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Posts: 317

    I have used grande and grande 11 in mixes exlusively for about 5 years -- the lawns have alaways stayed beautiful. Have put down about 15,000 pounds. Only hadone lawn not look perfect -- and ended up finding that another company accidently sprayed the uaard 1 week after germination.
     
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would switch over to the Trophy. Excellent results on lawns that we slice seeded this fall.
     
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    I used TROPHY this season also and the lawns look great.(trophy has grande in it)
    i used grande stright and the grande plant declined..:realmad:
     
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know Grande is in the Trophy mix, but I forget what it is off the top of my head....
     
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    Did You Get It From Uhs ?
     
  7. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep..Bought from UHS...
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    i was going to try some of that this year glad i waited
     
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    the trophy worked out well.i am going to use it next season also.
    the grande turned to crap.
    if it took, i think it would have improved the turf. it has a rhizomatous growing trait ,which in some turf damange it would be self healing.
    ant
     

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