Churchill Perennial RyegrassChurchill Perennial Ryegrass is a very dark green, drought and disease resistant perennial ryegrass ranked in the top 20% of the 2002 NTEP trials.

Characteristics

  • Ranked # 6 of 134 overall under “Schedule A (High maintenance/Fairway)”. #13 under Schedule C
  • Ranked #7 of 134 under “Schedule B- (Medium maintenance/Athletic field)”
  • Very dark green genetic color
  • Fine leaf texture- ranked #5 of 134
  • Excellent summer density – ranked #2 of 134
  • Very good mowing qualities
  • Excellent spring green-up
  • Aggressive establishment characteristics
  • Excellent wear and traffic tolerance
  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • Good Typhula blight resistance
  • Excellent red thread resistance
  • Endophyte enhanced – very good insect resistance

Mean Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars Grown at Ten Locations in the U.S. and Canada Schedule A / 2001 - 2003 NTEP Data

Grand Slam 6.1
Charismatic 6.0
Gator 3 6.0
Citation Fore 5.9
Churchill 5.9
Exacta 5.8
Fiesta 3 5.8
Manhattan 4 5.8
Affirmed 5.7
Palmer III 5.7
Brightstar II 5.6
Charger II 5.5
Linn 3.3
LSD Value 0.3

Grown at Ten Locations in the U.S. and Canada Schedule B / 2000 - 2003 NTEP Data

Mach I 6.9
Pizzazz 6.8
Charismatic 6.7
Grand Slam 6.6
Blazer IV 6.5
Exacta 6.4
Manhattan 4 6.4
Affirmed 6.3
Churchill 6.3
Premier II 6.2
Brightstar II 6.2
Racer II 6.1
Palmer III 6.1
Linn 3.3
LSD Value 0.3

Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf Selected varieties including highest and lowest