YUKON turf-type bermudagrass Key Points Outstanding drought, cold and salt tolerance Excellent spring Dead Spot resistance Uniform dark green colour Superb winter hardiness Superior turf quality from ultra dense and fine texture
Characteristics and areas of use Yukon uses up to 25% less water than other bermudagrasses, while maintaining superior turf quality. In multiple locations and over a decade of use Yukon has surpassed all other seeded varieties and many of the vegetative varieties for spring Dead Spot resistance, early spring green-up and winter survival. With its excellent winter survival and cold tolerance, Yukon becomes a stand-alone choice for transition zone plantings. Yukon blends well with other turf-type bermudagrasses.
Breeding history Developed by the Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Research Team, in conjunction with the USGA, Yukonâ€™s five parent plants were selected in 1990 from a cold hardy study, based on their high turf quality.
Sowing rate and maintenance Sow Yukon at 5 - 10 g/m2 (50 - 100 kg/ha) when sown alone, or at 2.5 - 5 g/m2 (25 - 50 kg/ha) for existing turf repairs. Seed should be planted in soils with a minimum soil temperature of 18Â°C, in full sun on well drained soils, at a depth of about 3 mm (no more than 5 mm depth is recommended). Maintain soil moisture around the seed for 2 - 3 weeks. Full coverage can be expected in 6 - 8 weeks (when planted in season) and begin mowing when Yukon is about 1/3rd above the expected maintenance height of 15 - 25 mm.
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