Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Rendition was bred to provide dense, very dark green and exceptionally attractive turf with soft leaves.

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Quality Turfgrass

Rendition is a result of selections and synthetic crosses from 22 elite germplasms collected at Rutgers University in Maryland and at the breeder's Oregon research farm. Further screening of the offspring plants was made based on very dwarf growth habit, turf quality, straight growth form, very dark green color, rust resistance, stress resistance and disease resistance. Rendition produces healthy turf!

Close up of grass

Insect and Disease Resistance

Rendition has good resistance to Rhizoctonia brown patch, pink patch and crown rust. Its high level of endophyte provides a natural resistance to insects, including sod webworms, bluegrass billbugs, chinch bugs and army worms.

Rutgers University

Brown Patch Results

New Jersey (1999 Trial) - 2001

Selected VarietiesAug. '01 Disease'00-01 Quality
Titan Ltd.5.74.4
Kentucky 3141.2

A Real Winner

Trial results are indicating that Rendition performs well from Coast to Coast. At independent trials on sod farms in both Fresno, CA and Dayton, OH, Rendition was amongst the very top varieties in both turf quality and color. Whether for sod, athletic fields, new lawns, or other professional applications, Rendition is a sure bet!

Trial Results

Ohio Sod Farm, (1999 Trial) - 2000

Top 5 VarietiesColorTexture2-yr Ave. Quality
Crewcut II76.37.4
Titan Ltd.6.76.37

Trial Results

Fresno, CA, (2001 Trial) - 2002

Top 10 VarietiesColor2-yr Ave. Quality
Rendition6.83 *6.54
Crewcut 26.336.42
Arid II6.676.33
* 6.83 was the darkest color rating given

Nationwide Performance

Rendition was in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials at over 30 locations throughout the United States. The following chart indicates categories where Rendition is scoring statistically equal to the highest rated entry.


Performance Data

Quality Under Traffic - St Louis XXX
Quality Under Stress - Neb.   X
Quality at 1.5-2" cutX   
Quality - NortheastX   
Quality - MidAtlanticX   
Quality - Transition X  
Quality - Midwest X  
Quality - North Central  X 
Qualtity- Upper West/Mtn  X 
Quality - Southeast  X 
Quality - Southwest  X 
Quality - MountainXX  
Quality - Semi-AridXX  
Quality - PacificX   
Quality - Southern X  
Spring Density  X 
Summer Density   X
Spring Ground CoverXXXX
Summer Ground CoverXXX 
Fall Ground Cover under stress   X
Fall Ground Cover X X
Fall Color (Sept) XXX
Fall Color (Oct)   X
Fall Color (Nov) XXX
Fall Color (Dec) X X
Drought Tolerance - wiltingX   
Brown Patch - warm temp.X   
Brown Patch - NC   X
Brown Patch - VA  X 
Brown Patch - Ark.X XX
Percent WeedsX   
Seedhead Rating   X
Canopy Height - lowX   
Pink Patch ResistanceX   
Typhula Blight X  
Gray Snow Mold  X 
Pythium XXX
Leaf Spot  X 
Complete results available at www.ntep.org.
*Where Rendition is statistically equal to the highest rated variety


Performance Data

Auburn, ALXXXX
Fayetteville, AR  XX
Riverside, CAX X 
Griffin, GAX  X
Carbondale, ILXX  
W. Layfayette, INXXX 
Wichita, KSXXXX
Lexington, KY XXX
Amherst, MAX  X
College Park, MDX   
E. Lansing, MIXXXX
E. Lansing, MI (traffic) XXX
Columbia, MOXXXX
St. Louis, MO (traffic) XXX
Raleigh, NC XX 
Mead, NE XXX
Mead, NE (traffic)   X
New Brunswick, NJ (traffic) X  
Las Cruces, NM XXX
Ithica, NYXXXX
Stillwater, OKX   
Univ. Park, PAX   
Dallas, TXXXXX
Lubbock, TXX   
Logan, UT XX 
Blacksburg, VAX XX
Pullman, WAXX  
Puyallup, WAX X 
Madison, WIX XX
Complete results available at www.ntep.org.
*Where Rendition is statistically equal to the highest quality rating

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