TifSport

Hybrid green couch

Scientific name Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis

Common name Hybrid green couch

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code) Tift 94 (protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights and United States Plant Patent); TifSport® (registered trade mark of University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.)

Description TifSport® is a medium- to fine- textured hybrid green couch suitable for residential lawns, parks and sports fields that see low to medium wear. TifSport® was selected for its ability to withstand close mowing, its texture, density, resistance to southern mole cricket, nonpreference green-up characteristics and in particular its wear tolerance and recovery (Roche et al., 2012). TifSport® has dark emerald green leaves and the plant stolons are green with purpling near the nodes.

Other comments TifSport® does not peform well at high mowing heights e.g. greater than 25mm because of its fine-tyextured hybrid nature. If cut too much higher the turfgrass become slightly undulated and does not form a dense sward (turf canopy) at a higher cut. TifSport®is tolerant of low mowing heights to 4 mm, quality good at 12 mm and 25 mm. TifSport® is also sold in the USA as certified turfgrass from accredited turf producers.     Pests, diseases and weeds Check to see which Pests, Disease and or Weeds this turf variety may be susceptible to and how to successfully control them in your home lawn or sports turf.

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Available in Sod/turf
Price range $4.00 - $7.00
Use Golf or bowls and Sports fields and Parks and Residential
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Temperate
Preferred mowing height 4 mm to 25 mm
Shade tolerance Poor
Wear tolerance Moderate
Cold tolerance Moderate
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Poor
Water requirement Low
Fertiliser requirement Moderate
Mowing frequency Low
Thatch production Moderate
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