Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis
Hybrid green couch
Tifway is a fine-textured bybrid green couch variety that was selected on the basis that it produced a darker green colour and possessed stiff leaves, earlier spring growth, greater resistance to frost and to sod webworm [Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker)] and mole cricket [Gryllotalpa orientalis (= africana) Burmeister], better herbicide tolerance; the variety does not shed pollen (Anderson and Sharp, 1995). Tifway forms a dense turf canopy with a prostrate medium to low growth habit.
Tifway is still widely used in the USA and features within many high profile sports venues and stadiums. Tifway tolerates close mowing. Tifway is sterile (producing no viable seed).
Pests, disease and weeds
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