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Fine fescue

  • Fine fescues vs. foliar shade

    July 2021
    Not all shade is created equal. Researchers examined various fine fescues’ responses to foliar shade alone, which can have a different impact on plant growth and development.
  • GCM’s 2021 Seed Update

    May 2021
    The U.S. turf seed industry saw record sales in 2020, yet also saw a year fraught with challenges. What comes next for suppliers and buyers? Plus: Find profiles of 20 new turf varieties.
  • Fine fescues on golf courses: Abiotic stresses

    August 2020
    Fine fescues have many strong suits as golf course turf, but also shortcomings. Researchers examine different fine fescues’ responses to traffic, drought, shade, salinity and other stresses.
  • GCM’s 2020 Seed Update

    May 2020
    Find profiles of 17 new turfgrass varieties, a look at how coronavirus has impacted the seed industry, and a special essay from turf scientist Eric Watkins, Ph.D., spotlighting the people and processes behind turf seed production.
  • Evaluating fine fescue shade tolerance

    October 2019
    Fine fescues are considered to be among the most shade-tolerant turfgrasses, but how much does tolerance vary among species under greenhouse conditions?
  • Low-maintenance grasses to replace turfgrass

    April 2019
    From buffalograss to sheep fescue, researchers evaluated 27 ultra-low-input plant species for their ability to stand in for turfgrass in roughs, potentially reducing water use and other inputs.