AST5119 is an elite tall fescue variety that was developed to deliver on aesthetics and toughness. It encompasses all the traits required to provide outstanding turf quality. Dramatic advancements were made in leaf texture, resulting in a finer bladed tall fescue and in genetic color, which gives this variety a naturally very dark green hue. Combined with improvements in density and the result is an aesthetically exceptional tall fescue variety. The toughness of this variety comes from a couple of areas. The first being advancements in the key factors that plague tall fescue varieties, drought and heat tolerance combined with improved resistance to brown patch and Pythium diseases. Secondly, AST5119 has an aggressive tillering growth habit which enables it to repair itself from damage, fill in thin spots and speed recovery time. AST5119 is a medium-fine, aesthetically pleasing, resilient tall fescue 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 Save
  • 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.

TEST RESULTS

TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
AST5119 7.7
Integrity 6.8
Mustang 4 5.8
Bonsai 5.8
Crossfire 3 5.0
Rebel II 4.3
LSD 0.8
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Dark Green
AST5119 7.8
Integrity 6.8
Mustang 4 5.7
Bonsai 5.3
Crossfire 3 4.7
Rebel II 3.7
LSD 0.7
TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Pipersville, PA
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
AST5119 7.5
Integrity 6.7
Mustang 4 5.4
Bonsai 4.9
Crossfire 3 4.8
Rebel II 4.2
LSD 0.7
DENSITY RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Pipersville, P A
Ratings 1-9, 9=Max Density
AST5119 7.4
Integrity 6.3
Mustang 4 5.9
Bonsai 4.5
Crossfire 3 4.3
Rebel II 4.2
LSD 1.2
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Pipersville, PA
Ratings 1-9, 9=Dark Green
AST5119 7.6
Integrity 6.7
Mustang 4 5.0
Bonsai 4.6
Crossfire 3 4.2
Rebel II 3.8
LSD 1.0
LEAF TEXTURE RATINGS
Tall Fescue Cultivars
2015 Data
Pipersville, P A
Ratings 1-9, 9=Very Fine
AST5119 7.9
Integrity 6.5
Mustang 4 6.1
Bonsai 4.6
Crossfire 3 4.5
Rebel II 4.2
LSD 1.0
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