One of our major projects at the research station this fall is the national turfgrass evaluation (NTEP) tall fescue cultivar evaluation project. It includes 116 cultivars with most of the newest turf-types. The project was seeded on Sept 20. We had a lot of help from the ISU turf club. We have irrigation on the site and conditions have been perfect for germination. I have included pdf files of the cultivar list and the plot plan. If anyone would like to stop in and see the trial, feel free to come anytime 8 to 4 Monday through Friday.
Figure 1. Turf club members watering the newly seeded trial on Sept. 20
Figures 2 and 3. The trial on Oct. 3, 2012.
The plot plan.
The cultivar list.