AST1001 Tall Fescue

AST1001 is a new, elite turf-type tall fescue variety developed to deliver the ultimate in turf quality while standing up to the environmental stresses that plague tall fescue. Aggressive tillering sets AST1001 apart from ordinary tall fescues. This intense tillering attribute allows AST1001 to recover rapidly from damage. This variety also has the ability to grow and persist in low light conditions allowing it to be used in denser shade than other tall fescue varieties. AST1001 is a top performer in the NTEP trials with high rankings for drought tolerance and brown patch resistance. AST1001 is a medium-fine textured, dense turf-type tall fescue with outstanding genetic dark green color, making it perfect for blends, mixes or planted by itself.

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.

SHADE TOLERANCE RATINGS
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
Carbondale, IL
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
NAMEMEAN
Wolfpack II7.1
AST10017.0
Darlington6.7
Turbo Rz6.5
Finelawn Xpress6.4
Falcon NG5.7
LSD1.4
DROUGHT STRESS RATINGS
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
Brookings, SD
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
NAMEMEAN
Renovate5.7
AST10015.5
Titanium LS5.4
Falcon IV5.3
Crossfire 35.2
3rd Millenium SRP4.9
LSD0.7
MEAN TURFGRASS QUALITY
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
Columbia, MO
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
NAMEMEAN
Mustang 47.0
AST10016.8
Hudson6.4
Padre6.3
Magellan6.0
Rembrandt5.9
LSD0.9
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
20 Locations
Ratings 1-9 9=Dark Green
NAMEMEAN
AST10017.3
Crossfire 37.3
MustangĀ 46.9
3rd Millenium SRP6.8
Wolfpack II6.7
Falcon IV6.4
LSD0.2
MEAN TURFGRASS QUALITY
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
Kingston, RI
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
NAMEMEAN
Raptor II6.1
AST10016.0
Cochise IV5.8
Falson NG5.6
Rocket5.5
Hunter5.2
LSD0.8
MEAN TURFGRASS QUALITY
NTEP 2008 Progress Report
Tall Fescue Cultivar Ratings
Griffin, GA
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
NAMEMEAN
Cezanne RZ6.7
AST10016.6
Van Gogh6.3
Biltmore6.1
Falcon NG5.7
Shenandoah III5.6
LSD0.6

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