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Nexus XD

Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass

If you need a top-performing, traffic-tolerant, extra-dark perennial ryegrass, look no further than Nexus XD.

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Dark Green Color

This turfgrass is naturally very dark green, which means you don't need to add extra iron to darken the turf. Nexus XD is perfect for use on fairways, athletic fields, home lawns and other locations where high quality, dark turf is desired. Nexus XD can also be used for adding dark brilliant color to a bluegrass or tall fescue mixture and for blending with other perennial ryegrasses for overseeding applications.

Final NTEP Report

Genetic Color Ratings (Top 10 Scores)


Pick 02-R7.6
Cabo II7.4
PM 1027.4
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Traffic Tolerance

Whether the application is a back yard, golf course, athletic field or any other area that has extra pressure from wheel or foot traffic, with Nexus XD, you can expect fairway-quality turfgrass that can withstand the extra pressure.

Disease Resistance

Nexus XD has shown good resistance to many diseases including pink snow mold, red thread, dollar spot, brown patch, and crown rust.

Other Strengths

Nexus XD has also shown good resistance to cold temperatures, winter damage, poa annua, as well as tolerance to the herbicide Velocity (bispyribac-sodium).

NTEP Final Report

Performance Data


Categories Statistically Equal To The Highest Rated Variety'04-09
Quality - Schedule CX
Quality - Upper W. Mtn RegionX
Quality - Traffic Stress, MIX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NEX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NYX
Genetic ColorX
Summer ColorX
Winter ColorX
Spring DensityX
Summer DensityX
Fall Ground CoverX
Winter SurvivabiltyX
Winter Damage ResistanceX
Pink Snow MoldX
Gray Snow Mold/Typhula Blight Resist.X
Snow MoldX
Stem Rust ResistanceX
Dollar Spot ResistanceX
Red Thread ResistanceX
Warm Temp. Brown Patch Resist.X
Yellow Patch ResistanceX
Anthracnose ResistanceX
Velocity ResistanceX
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Planting Information

Seeding Rate – new lawns5–7 lbs./1000 sq ft
Seeding Rate – overseeding3–5 lbs./1000 sq ft
Planting Datesspring and early fall
Planting Zones (map) – Permanent Turfgreen
Planting Zones (map) –  Overseedingblue
Planting Depth1/4"
Optimal pH Range5.8–7.4
Germination5–10 days
Mowing Height1–3"
map of perennial turfgrass planting area