REBEL IV turf-type tall fescue Key Points Outstanding dark green colour Superb fine texture Dwarf growing characteristics Improved disease resistance Admirable drought tolerance
Characteristics and areas of use Rebel IV is an elite tall fescue turf grass that requires less irrigation frequency than bluegrass, ryegrass and fine fescues. Rebel IV is a shade tolerant variety and ideal for home lawns, parks, and sod production. It exhibits outstanding wear tolerance and resists hard use on park and home lawns. Rebel IV has an early spring green-up and holds its colour late into autumn. Rebel IV has performed well under low to moderate fertility, but performs better under high fertility levels associated with the maintenance of extensively used sportsfields and showcase lawns. It is recommended for use in sod farms, parks, sportsfields, home lawns and golf courses (roughs).
Breeding history This variety was bred and developed at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Sowing rate and maintenance Cover seed to a depth not exceeding 5 mm and keep seedlings moist until well rooted. The first mowing can be expected after 30 days, or when the grass blades reach a length of 5070 mm. Limited use of the area can be expected in 6 weeks. Rebel IV can tolerate a mowing height of 40 mm. The recommended sowing rates for home lawns, parks and sod farms are 35 - 50 g/m2 (3.5 - 5 kg/100 m2) and for sportsfields/parks 50 - 70 g/m2 (5 â€“ 7 kg/100 m2).
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