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Signet

Turf-type Perennial Ryegrass

Ideal for castles, palaces, mansions, stately lawns and all other places where gorgeous, disease-resistant ryegrass is desirable.

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National Trials

Signet is currently being evaluated throughout the country under the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The first year report shows good turf quality throughout the country, as well as good resistances to gray leaf spot,  winter kill, salt tolerance and drought.

National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

Performance Data

2017-2019

Categories Statistically Equal To The Highest Rated Variety201720182019Location Where Statistically Equal To The Highest Quality Rating201720182019
Quality Group 1xx Fresno, CAxxx
Quality Group 2xx Storrs, CTx x
Quality All Locations   Ames, IAxxx
Quality Schedule A xxUrbana, ILxx 
Quality Schedule Bxx Manhattan, KS  x
Quality Schedule C   Lexington, KYx x
Quality Northeast x Traffic Amherst, MA   
Quality Transition   College Park, MD   
Quality North Central xxEast Lansing, MIxxx
Upper West/ Mountain (Logan,   UT)   St. Paul, MNx x
South West (Fresno, CA)  xColumbia, MO   
Pacific Region (Corvallis, OR)   Mead, NE  x
% Bare Cover, Traffic,   Blacksburg, VAx  Adelphi, NJ x 
Drought Logan, UTxxxCorvallis, OR   
Salt Tolerance Fort Collins,   COx  Quality Traffic, Corvallis, OR   
Genetic Color   Logan, UT x 
Fall Color  xBlackburg, VAxxx
Spring Greenup xxQuality Traffic, Madison, WIxxx
Seedling Vigorx      
Seedling Vigor, Manhattan,   KSx      
% Ground Cover Springx x    
% Ground Cover Summer       
% Ground Cover Fallx x    
% Ground Cover SpSuFa Fargo,   ND       
Red Thread x     
Crown Rust, NJ       
Gray Leaf Spot, NJx      
Pink Snow Mold, UT       
Fall Color Retention, ILxx     
Traffic, Blacksburg  x    
% Establishmentx      
% Establishment Fargo, ND       
% Establishment Logan, UTx      
% Divot Recovery, Lexington,   KYx      
Winter Kill, MN (17), IL(19)x x    
Qualty Dec, Fresno, CAx      

Drought tolerant and disease resistant

Signet is worthy to be utilized where highly attractive turf is desired. With its improved resistance to drought, gray leaf spot, crown rust, brown patch and other diseases, Signet is ideal for use on home lawns, high traffic areas, athletic fields, fairways, and many other locations. 

CTBT Trials

Drought Resistance

Albany, OR, 2013-2014

VarietyCover
Highest Score7.43
Signet7.17
Stamina7.21
Line Drive GLS7.00
Karma7.00
Manhattan 6 GLR6.58
Brightstar SLT6.55
Low Entry4.21
Lsd0.34

Rutgers University

Gray Leaf Spot

Adelphi, NJ, 2013

VarietyResistance
Highest Score9.0
Signet8.0
Apple GL7.3
Haven6.7
Manhattan 5 GLR6.3
Panther GLS6.0
Revenge GLX4.3
Low Entry1.0
Lsd1.2

CTBT Trials

Crown Rust

St. Paul, MN, 2014-2014

VarietyResistance
Highest Score8.00
Signet7.67
Karma7.67
Stamina5.67
Manhattan 6 GLR4.33
Brightstar SLT2.33
Line Drive GLS2.33
Low Entry2.00
Lsd0.90

Attractive Turf

Signet turf-type perennial ryegrass is a new elite-type variety bred to provide very attractive turf year-round. Signet's experimental code is PPG-PR 172.

CTBT Trials

Genetic Color

Albany, OR, 2013-2014

VarietyCover
Highest Score7.80
Signet6.84
Karma6.84
Stamina6.42
Manhattan 6 GLR6.50
Brightstar SLT5.88
Apple GL5.79
Low Entry3.54
Lsd0.67

 

Dark green turf

Planting Information

For ideal turf, plant Signet on fertile, neutral pH soils during the cooler seasons of the year, such as spring and fall. If needing to plant during other times, plan on additional overseeding.

 Seeding Rate – New Plantings (green) (lbs/1000 sq. ft.)Seeding Rate – Overseeding (blue) (lbs/1000 sq. ft.)
Home Lawns5–85–8
Athletic Fields9–1512–18
Greens25–35
Tees9–1512–18
Fairways225–350*300–425*
*rates in lbs/acre
map of perennial turfgrass planting area