Nobility Perennial Ryegrass

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Dark green color

Excellent winter vigor

Drought/disease resistant

Fine, narrow-bladed leaves

Ideal for golf courses/lawns

Description

Nobility perennial ryegrass was selected for excellent turf quality, disease resistance, and slow-growth habit. It is recommended for use in turf areas where higher quality and fine texture is desired. Great for athletic fields, golf courses, and home lawns.

Nobility has an attractive dark green color, very fine texture and narrow blade width. Winter color retention is excellent under frost, and seedling vigor is among the best.

Nobility has excellent mow ability due to its soft blade tissue. Nobility shows good resistance to wilt damage and has excellent drought recovery. It has an endophyte level above 90%.

Turf Performance Data – 1998 Scores*

COLOR

Rating*

Top Rating

Nobility

Lowest Rating

LSD

 Genetic Color

Fair

8.0

5.9

4.3

0.1

 Winter Color Very Good

6.7

5.8

4.9

0.6

QUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Turf Quality Fair

7.1

5.8

3.5

0.1

 Mowing Quality

Very Good

7.3

5.8

2.8

0.8

TRAFFIC

 

 

 

 

 

 Wear Tolerance Very Good

6.0

4.0

2.3

1.4

TEXTURE/DENSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 Leaf Texture Fair

7.0

6.2

4.6

0.2

 Spring Density Very Good

7.2

6.4

4.5

0.4

 Summer Density

Excellent

6.7

6.5

4.6

0.4

 Fall Density

Very Good

7.1

6.7

4.3

0.3

 Winter Density

Excellent

5.3

4.7

2.0

1.0

 Density in low mow

Very Good

8.0

6.3

3.7

1.2

 Plant Height (inches)

Good

3.3

2.3

1.0

0.7

 %Crabgrass in low mow

Very Good

45.0%

28.3%

15.0%

13.1%

 %Green Cover in low mow

Very Good

26.7%

11.7%

5.0%

14.4%

ESTAB /GREENUP

 

 

 

 

 

 Spring Green-up Very Good

6.4

5.9

4.9

0.3

 Seedling Vigor  Very Good

6.9

6.5

5.5

0.3

 Winter Kill 

Excellent

9.0

7.0

3.0

2.5

 Winter Kill Percent

Excellent

88.3%

55.0%

15.0%

44.0%

 Drought Tol. (wilting)

Very Good

7.0

5.7

4.7

0.9

 Thatch Measurements Excellent

6.3

3.0

0.7

3.3

 Fall Color Excellent

4.7

3.7

2.3

1.1

 Summer Color Good

7.0

4.3

2.3

1.2

GROUND COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 Spring

Excellent

74.4%

70.9%

42.1%

4.0%

 Summer Excellent

79.8%

74.0%

46.6%

6.7%

 Fall Excellent

85.9%

85.9%

39.3%

6.3%

DISEASE RESISTANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Leaf Rust Very Good

8.3

5.0

4.0

1.9

Leaf Spot Very Good

7.1

5.0

2.0

0.8

Leaf Spot (Orono, ME)

Very Good

7.9

5.0

3.0

1.6

Leaf Spot (Puyallup, WA)

Fair

5.6

3.7

2.5

0.6

Brown Patch

Very Good

7.1

6.1

3.5

0.7

Brown P. (Fayetteville, AR)

Excellent

7.3

6.2

4.2

4.7

Brown P. (Orono, ME)

Good

8.1

4.9

2.2

1.3

Dollar Spot

Very Good

7.8

6.9

5.2

0.8

% Dollar Spot 

Very Good

14.8

7.3

0.9

3.7

% Brown P./Dollar Spot

Excellent

53.3

7.3

1.3

8.3

Typhula Blight

Excellent

7.7

6.7

3.3

  2.1

Pink Snow Mold

Excellent

7.5

7.5

3.8

1.8

% Patch Disease  Excellent

85.0%

4.3%

1.7%

16.8%

% Grey Leaf Spot Excellent

83.3%

14.0%

1.7%

15.5%

Pythium Blight Fair

6.0

2.7

1.0

1.6

Red Thread

Very Good

7.1

6.6

5.5

0.9

% Red Thread  Excellent

15.8

8.0

0.3

6.5


*The NTEP uses a rating system and statistical analysis to score grasses. For ease of use, we have categorized this data into Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair ratings. For complete details, visit: www.ntep.org