Jacklin Nu Destiny Bluegrass Wins Top Turf Honors In USDA National Test
Jacklin Seed has developed and released a Kentucky bluegrass variety that scored No. 1 in the recent National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials. ‘Nu Destiny’ Kentucky bluegrass, released in 2003, placed first among 173 entries in overall turf performance. Trials were conducted at 28 land-grant colleges across North America.
The purpose of NTEP is to coordinate uniform evaluation trials of turfgrass varieties and promising selections across the United States and Canada. It is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md. Test results are used by national companies and plant breeders to determine the broad picture of the adaptation of a cultivar.
Nu Destiny’s top scores were a result of its summer patch and brown patch resistance, and its durable dark green, dense turf.
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