Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis
Hybrid green couch
Tift 94 (formerly protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights and United States Plant Patent); TifSport® (registered trade mark of University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.).
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.
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 20 mm. TifSport is no longer sold commercially in Australia. It was being sold by Twin View Turf in QLD. TifSport is still sold in the USA as certified turfgrass from accredited turf producers.
Pests, disease and weeds
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