AST5112 Tall Fescue

AST5112 is a new, elite tall fescue variety in the AST lineup. It was developed using multiple cycles of selection from superior genetics and incorporates germplasm derived from one of our top performing NTEP varieties, AST9002. Advancements in color, density, disease resistance and drought tolerance combine to make AST5112 an outstanding variety. An aggressive tillering growth habit enables AST5112 to repair itself from damage, fill in bare spots and speed recovery time. It boasts a dark green genetic color, which is evaluated without the use of fertilizers. AST5112 is a medium-fine textured, dense tall fescue with superior turf quality that can be planted as a single stand, in blends with other tall fescue varieties or in mixes with other turfgrass species.

Uses

  • Commercial/Residential lawns
  • Athletic fields
  • Recreation areas
  • Parks/Cemeteries
  • Golf course roughs
  • Sod production
  • Roadsides/Low maintenance turf

Management

Planting Rate

  • (new): 6-8 lbs/1000 square feet
  • (existing): 3-4 lbs/1000 square feet

Planting Dates

  • (spring): March-May
  • (fall): August-September

Soil pH: 5.5-8.0

Mowing Height: 2-4 inches; increased heights should be utilized during summer months to reduce stress to the plant

Fertility: 4-7 lbs N/year (refer to soil test for exact amounts needed); Minimum N should be applied during summer months to reduce disease activity.

TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Verboort, ORRatings 1-99=Best
AST5112 7.3
Justice 7.0
Falcon 4 6.2
Bonsai 6.1
Tar Heel 5.6
K31 2.4
LSD 0.8
GENERIC COLOR RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Lewisburg, PA
Ratings 1-99=Dark Green
AST5112 7.0
Justice 6.2
Falcon 4 6.0
Tar Heel 5.3
Bonsai 4.3
K31 1.8
LSD 1.1
DENSITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Lewsiburg, PARatings 1-99=Max Density
AST5112 6.3
Tar Heel 5.8
Justics 5.5
Falcon 4 5.5
Bonsai 3.5
K31 1.8
LSD 0.6
TURF GRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Lewsiburg, PARatings 1-99=Best
AST5112 6.8
Justice 6.5
Falcon 4 6.4
Tar Heel 5.3
Bonsai 4.8
K31 2.4
LSD 0.7
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-99=Dark Green
AST5112 7.7
Justice 7.2
Falcon 4 5.8
Bonsai 5.8
Tar Heel 5.3
K31 2.0
LSD 1.2
LEAF TEXTURE RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2008 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-99=Very Fine
AST5112 6.3
Justice 5.8
Tar Heel 5.7
Falcon 4 5.3
Bonsai 5.0
K31 1.8
LSD 1.2

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