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Nexus XR

Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass

Nexus XR has very dark green turf, exceptional traffic tolerance and improved disease resistance.

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Dark Green Color

Nexus XR's deep, dark-green, dense turf and extra disease resistance makes Nexus XR ideal for use on fairways, athletic fields, home lawns, high traffic areas, and other locations where high quality, dark turf is desired. Nexus XR is also perfect 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)


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Traffic Tolerance

Many turf applications have extra pressure from wheel or foot traffic. With Nexus XR, you can expect fairway-quality turfgrass that can withstand the extra pressure. Data from multiple states shows that Nexus XR can handle the stress of heavy traffic. In Nebraska, Nexus XR was the top scoring variety in trials that applied 8-12 passes a week (Aug-Sept) with a wheeled golf traffic simulator.

Disease Resistance

Nexus XR provides improved resistance to a wide variety of diseases, including: brown patch, red thread, pythium blight, pink and other snow mold and anthracnose.

Other Strengths

Nexus XR has also shown good resistance to winter temperatures, weed and poa annua pressure, 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 - North Central RegionX
Quality - Upper W. Mountain RegionX
Quality - Traffic Stress, MIX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NEX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NYX
Genetic ColorX
Summer ColorX
Leaf TextureX
Spring GreenupX
Spring DensityX
Summer DensityX
Winter SurvivabilityX
Red Thread ResistanceX
Warm Temp. Brown Patch Resist.X
Pythium Blight ResistanceX
Pink Snow Mold ResistanceX
Snow Mold ResistanceX
Typhula Blight/Gray Snow Mold Resist.X
Anthracnose ResistanceX
Seedhead RatingX
Winterkill ResistanceX
Velocity ResistanceX
Complete results available at www.ntep.org

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"
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