Description

ASP0116EXT is the newest, elite perennial ryegrass in the ASP lineup. Selections for this new variety were made from superior parental lines of premium perennial ryegrasses including ASP0112, a top performer in the 2010 NTEP trials. Key characteristics include exceptional turf density which is achieved by this variety’s extreme tillering activity and improved winter performance. Improved performance in cold temperatures allows ASP0116EXT to maintain is color and vigor longer into the fall in northern areas and throughout the winter in overseeding areas of the south. Other characteristics include overall superior turf quality, a dark green genetic color, fine leaf texture and improved mowing quality. ASP0116EXT is a fine textured, dense perennial ryegrass with superior turf quality that can be used for permanent and overseeding turf applications.

Uses

  • Commercial/Residential lawns
  • Athletic fields
  • Golf courses
  • Recreation areas
  • Parks/Cemeteries
  • Sod production
  • Winter overseeding (golf/athletic fields/lawns)

Management

Planting Rate

  • (new): 6-10 lbs./1000 square feet
  • (existing): 4-5 lbs./1000 square feet
  • (overseeding): 10-30+ lbs./1000 square feet

Planting Dates

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

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Mowing Height: 1-2 inches; will tolerate heights down to 0.125 inch under proper management (golf greens).

Fertility: 3-7 lbs. N/year (refer to soil test for exact amounts needed).

TEST RESULTS

TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Verboort, OR 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
ASP0116EXT 7.7
Applaud 7.1
Fiesta 4 6.7
Pennant III 6.2
Seville 3 4.3
Manhattan II 3.4
LSD 0.6
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
Lewisburg, PA 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Dark Green
ASP0116EXT 7.7
Pennant III 5.8
Fiesta 4 5.5
Applaud 5.0
Manhattan II 3.3
Seville 3 3.0
LSD 0.7
TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Lewisburg, PA 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Best
ASP0116EXT 6.9
Fiesta 4 6.2
Applaud 5.9
Pennant III 5.5
Seville 3 4.1
Manhattan II 3.2
LSD 0.7
DENSITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Pipersville, PA 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Max Density
ASP0116EXT 7.1
Fiesta 4 5.4
Pennant III 5.3
Applaud 5.0
Yorktown III 4.5
Seville 3 3.6
LSD Value 0.9
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Forest Grove, OR 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Dark Green
ASP0116EXT 8.3
Pennant III 6.8
Fiesta 4 6.6
Applaud 6.6
Manhattan II 5.1
Seville 3 4.5
LSD 0.5
LEAF TEXTURE RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Forest Grove, OR 2013 Data
Ratings 1-9 9=Very Fine
ASP0116EXT 7.1
Fiesta 4 6.7
Applaud 6.6
Pennant III 6.1
Seville 3 5.6
Pinnacle 5.3
LSD 0.6
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