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Fesnova

Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Dark, dense, slower-growing turf for both homeowners and lawn professionals who desire less mowing and better looking lawns.

Dark, Dense, and Disease Resistant

Fesnova has a rich dark green color. Its dense turf canopy is slower growing, yet has improved resistance to diseases including brown patch, Pythium, and grey leaf spot. In addition to providing excellent traffic resistance, Fesnova’s fine blades and dense canopy helps reduce poa annua and weed infestation. Bred with high endophyte, Fesnova has good insect resistance as well.

NTEP Tall Fescue

Color & Leaf Texture

2017

VarietyColorTexture
Top Score7.26.7
FESNOVA6.96.1
Rebel V6.55.8
Screamer LS6.66.4
Falcon V6.46.1
Ky-313.83.4
lsd0.30.3
Complete trials at ntep.org

NTEP Tall Fescue

Brown Patch Resistance

2013 - 2017

VarietyTNNJOK
Top Score9.07.77.4
FESNOVA8.76.26.3
Falcon V8.77.25.9
Screamer LS8.75.35.6
Crossfire 48.34.56.1
Lowest Score5.32.04.0
lsd1.83.30.9
Complete trials at ntep.org

Recognized and Recommended

Fesnova has been evaluated throughout the country as part of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), where it has performed very well in numerous categories. As a result of these evaluations, Fesnova has been included on many state and extension recommended lists, including North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Kansas.

Ideal for Professionals and Homeowners Alike

Both turfgrass professionals and homeowners alike can plant Fesnova straight or use in a blend with the confidence that Fesnova will produce great looking, dense, slower growing, and disease resistant turf. Use for lawns, athletic fields, and common areas where attractive turf is desired.

Fesnova is also an ideal grass to use for improving existing lawns. Overseeding with Fesnova can increase overall turf quality and disease resistance.

NTEP Tall Fescue

Relative Growth Rate

2013

VarietyRating
Slowest1.0
Fesnova2.3
Faith2.7
Falcon IV3.0
KY-314.0
lsd1.4
1-4; 1= slowest growth
Complete trials at ntep.org

NTEP Tall Fescue

Turfgrass Quality - Group 2

2017

VarietyGA2TN1IA1CA3Mean
Top Score5.77.47.16.66.7
Fesnova5.57.26.96.46.5
Rebel V5.47.16.86.36.4
Screamer LS5.37.06.86.36.2
Falcon V5.26.96.76.26.0
KY-313.85.34.74.24.5
lsd0.70.74.70.70.7
Complete trials at ntep.org

Planting Information

For ideal turf, plant Fesnova 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. For a thick, lush turf, seed at these rates:

Seeding Rate - New Lawns7 - 10 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate - Overseeding4 - 6 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
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