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Research Data
TifEagle has been carefully evaluated since 1988 at a number of university research stations and beginning in 1996 at over 25 golf course locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, California, South Carolina, Arizona, Tennessee and Mississippi. It has also been tested outside the United States in Argentina, Guam and South Africa. The following resarch data highlights and documents the important genetic and management characteristics which we think will make TifEagle the standard for greens in the 21st Century.

TIFEAGLE IS SUPERIOR TO TIFDWARF AT 3/16"
AND LOWER CUTTING HEIGHT

  LOCATION TIFEAGLE TIFDWARF  
  Oakridge 8.6 5.2  
  Marshwood 8.5 6.0  
  Banyan 7.5 4.3  
  Jupiter Island 9.0 7.5  
  Auburn Univ. 6.0 4.5  
  Quality Ratings: 1=Poor 9=Best (Seasonal Averages for 1995-96
Dr. Wayne Hanna, USDA, Tifton GA
 

TIFEAGLE HAS MORE RHIZOMES THAN OTHER SUPERDWARFS

  VARIETY RHIZOMES(mg)  
  TifEagle 18  
  MiniVerde 16  
  Floradwarf 0  
  Champion 4  
  Rhizomes Measured 4 Months After Planting
Dr. Richard White, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
 

TIFEAGLE HAS LESS THATCH THAN OTHER SUPERDWARFS

  VARIETY THATCH = MAT  
  TifEagle 115%  
  Floradwarf 143%  
  MiniVerde 143%  
  Champion 162%  
  Thatch + Mat percentage is expressed in relation to thatch + mat accumulation in Tifdwarf plots - 9/98
Dr. Richard White, Texas A&M, College Station TX
 

TIFEAGLE MAINTAINS BETTER COLOR
DURING COOL TEMPERATURES

  VARIETY 1/30/98 2/9/98 12/18/98  
  TifEagle 5.00 5.25 8.50  
  TifDwarf 5.25 4.50 8.00  
  Floradwarf 4.75 2.75 6.75  
  Champion 5.00 4.75 6.50  
  Color Ratings: 1=Brown 10=Normal Summer Green Color
Cr. Monica Elliot, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale FL
 

TIFEAGLE PRODUCES FEW SEED HEADS
WHEN MAINTAINED AT 1/4"

  VARIETY TIFTON GA  
  6/94 5/95 6/95  
  TifEagle 0 0 0  
  TifDwarf 3.2 1.4 5.0  
  Tifgreen 3.2 n/a 2.7  
  Ratings: 0=No Seed Heads 10=100% Headings
Dr. Wayne Hanna, USDA, Tifton GA
 

TIFEAGLE CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY OVERSEEDED
WITH POA TRIVALIS, POA TRIVALIS/BENTGRASS MIXTURES
AND IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES WITH RYEGRASS

  VARIETY OCEAN COURSE THE LANDINGS  
  6/94 3/95 2/97  
  TifEagle 9.0 8.5 9.0  
  TifDwarf 8.0 6.5 9.0  
  Quality Ratings: 1=Poor 9=Best
Dr. Wayne Hanna, USDA, Tifton GA
 

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