TifSport

Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis

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.

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Available in Sod/turf
Turf price range (per m2) $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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