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Escalade

Common Name
Turf Type Tall Fescue
Species
Festuca arundinacea

Escalade is an improved variety developed jointly by Oregro Research and Rutgers University. Fine- Leaved, dense, dark green, with excellent brown patch resistance and tolerance to traffic, Escalade exhibits excellent turf quality in the 2001 NTEP tall fescue trial. With the shade, heat, and drought tolerance of tall fescue, Escalade is an excellent choice for a wide variety of turf applications. Escalade is ideal for home lawns, parks, sports fields, sod productions, golf course roughs, and roadsides where a turf is needed. 

Benefits

  • Excellent Turf quality 
  • Rich dark color 
  • Improved brown patch resistance 
  • Fine leaved, dense 
  • Good tolerance to traffic, heat and drought

Details

  • Seeding Rates 

    Home lawns, parks: 8-10 lb/ 100 sq ft 

    Sports fields: 450 lbs/acre 

    Sod Production: 300-500 lbs/acre 

    Low maintenance: 100-250 lbs/acre 

Trials

  • 19 locations

    Schedule A- Turf Quality

    1-9 ; 9= Ideal turf
    Inferno 6.3
    Escalade 6.1
    Plantation 5.8
    Millennium 5.7
    Barlexas II 5.7
    Falcon II 5.4
    K-31 3.9
  • (MI, NE, NJ)

    Turf Quality

    9= Ideal turf
    Escalade 6.4
    Masterpiece 6.4
    Cochise III 5.4
    Rendition 5.3
    Cayenne 5.2
    DaVinci 5.1
    Pure Gold 5.0
  • 7 locations

    Brown Patch Resistance

    1-9 ; 9= No disease
    Rebel Exeda 7.4
    Escalade 6.7
    Southern Choice 6.4
    Falcon IV 6.3
    Grande II 6.0
    Rebel Sentry 5.8
    Lancer 5.1
  • 19 locations

    Leaf Texture

    1-9 ; 9= Finest leaf
    Inferno 6.8
    Escalade 6.3
    Ultimate 6.2
    Millennium 5.5
    Trooper 5.4
    Falcon II 5.1
    K-31 3.1
  • 5 locations

    Fall Density

    1-9 ; 9= Maximum Density
    Escalade 7.1
    Ultimate 7.1
    Millennium 6.5
    Trooper 6.4
    Falcon II 6.2
    K-31 4.5

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