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Covenant II

Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Bred to combat major diseases, Covenant II's rich green color, high uniformity and good density make it a high quality turfgrass.

Brown Patch Resistance

Brown patch is a major disease for tall fescue. Covenant II was bred to better resist brown patch, especially cool-temperature brown patch.

Brown Patch Resistance

2007

VarietyFayetteville, ARAdelphia, NJ
Best Score   8.33%6.33
Covenant II13.335.00
Rebel Exeda ER15.005.00
Houndog VI20.005.00
Water Saver26.673.67
Kentucky 3140.003.67
Lowest Score45.003.00
Lsd23.871.05

Turfgrass Density

Stand density affects overall lawn appearance, weed resistance, and plant health. Covenant II provides good density throughout the year.

Turfgrass Density

2007

VarietyUrbana, ILSalem, NJ
Highest Score7.006.00
Covenant II6.005.4
Rebel Exeda ER6.505.07
Houndog VI5.835.77
Water Saver5.174.47
Kentucky 314.003.90
Low Entry4.003.90
Lsd0.570.72
Close up of grass

Genetic Color

You will like the rich green color of Covenant II tall fescue. Its genetic color is not too light, or too dark, but just right!

Genetic Color

2007

VarietyUrbana, ILSalem, NJ
Highest Score7.205.93
Rebel Exeda ER6.805.40
Covenant II6.435.30
Houndog VI6.005.37
Water Saver6.104.80
Kentucky 313.303.37
Lowest Score3.303.37
Lsd0.470.41

Turfgrass Quality

Data from multiple sites indicate that Covenant II should perform equal to other elite varieties. Covenant II has been tested under the experimental name ATF1223.

Turfgrass Quality

2006-2007

VarietySalem, NJUrbana, ILRolesville, NC3 Location Ave
Highest Score5.975.906.906.90
Covenant II5.675.676.055.80
Falcon IV5.575.804.955.44
Rebel Exeda ER5.635.575.005.40
Houndog VI5.605.774.655.34
Water Saver5.235.203.004.48
Kentucky 314.103.772.153.34
Lsd0.300.400.84-
Complete trial results available upon request.

Planting Information

Seeding Rate – new lawns7–10 lbs./1000 sq ft
Seeding Rate – overseeding4–6 lbs./1000 sq ft
Planting Datesspring and early fall
Planting Zones (map)green
Planting Depth1/4"
Optimal pH Range5.8–6.5
Germination7–14 days
Mowing Height3–4"
map of turf and forage tall fescue planting area