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Avenger Improved Dwarf Tall Fescue
Improved Dwarf Tall Fescue


Description

Simply, one of the best cool season grasses available. An outstanding tall fescue variety that excells in all major turfgrass characteristics. Because of its outstanding characteristics it is very popular among Southern California sod producers. Avenger is a newly developed tall fescue cultivar that exhibits improved resistance to diseases with a compact growth habit and finer texture than most other tall fescue varieties.


Characteristics

FEATURES:

BENEFITS:


Superior fine leaved texture and uniformity Improved overall appearance
Excellent density Improved wear tolerance
Drought tolerant Less frequent waterings
Dwarf growth habit Slower growing/fewer clippings
Deep root system Heat & drought tolerance
Brown patch resistance Natural insect resistance without chemicals

Uses

Because of its outstanding density, durability and low maintenance, Matador lends itself to a wide range of uses including:
Home Lawns, Playgrounds, Parks, Commercial Developments, Cemeteries, Golf Course Roughs
Avenger is also excellent in mixtures with Kentucky Bluegrass with Avenger at 80-90% of the mixture.


Seeding Rates

New turf: 10 pounds per 1000 square feet or 400 pounds per acre.
Overseeding: 6 to 10 pounds per 1000 square feet or 250-400 pounds per acre.


Establishment

Emergence: 10-14 days.
First mowing: aproximately 30 days (may be longer in cool season).
First limited use: aproximately 50 days.


Adaptability & Care

Climatic Conditions: All (except high altitude)
Soils: All soil types
pH range: Prefers pH range from 5.5 to 6.5, tolerates 4.7 to 8.5.
Fertilization: Avenger requires two applications of balanced fertilizer per year to maintain a luxurious green turf without excess growth. Slow release fertilizers are recommended.
Mowing height: 1 to 1-1/2 inches, can be increased to 2 to 3 inches in hot weather to reduce water usage.


Quality Assurance

“Avenger” Tall Fescue is a distinct variety of tall fescue protected under the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Act. Available in certified and sod grades.


Ingredients & Specifications

AVENGER TALL FESCUE
98% Minimum purity.
90% Minimum germination.
230,000 seeds per pound.


Test Data

National Tall Fescue Test**
2005 Data
Turf Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=Ideal turf
Southwest Region

Chipper (#1 rank)
Avenger
Matador
Barlexas II
Jaguar 3
Lancer
KY-31

LSD Value

7.1
6.9
6.9
6.9
6.8
6.8
5.2

0.2


National Tall Fescue Test**
2005 Data
Brown Patch (warm temperature) Ratings
1-9; 9=no disease

Magellan (#1 rank)
Jaguar 3
Avenger
KY-31
Rebel Exeda
Barlexas II
Lancer

LSD Value

6.8
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.7
4.1
3.1

0.9


To determine whether a cultivar's performance is truly different from another, subtract one entry's mean from another entry's mean. If this value is larger than the LSD value, the observed difference in cultivar performance is significant and did not happen by chance. **Complete tables available at www.ntep.org.



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