L93 Bentgrass Seed

Very sorry to report that L93 Bentgrass seed is no longer available.  This was a special blend that is no longer being made.

If you put down a lot of L93 bentgrass, then you might want to consider Penn A-4 Bentgrass seed, or even the new Barenbrug Penncross seed with Yellow Jacket coating.  Yellow Jacket coating is like having a sponge around each and every seed. Once water is applied, the coating holds moisture and other nutrients around the seed – making them available as needed for germination and establishment. Without coating, the water simply passes the seed allowing it to dry out, resulting in more frequent watering and increased labor and expense.

This spongy layer has additional benefits as well. Yellow Jacket coating increases the density of very light, small bentgrass seed. This makes seeding easier, more accurate and also allows for a more uniform distribution pattern when applied with a seed spreader. Seed stays where it falls due to the extra weight and size and is much more easily seen.  When overseeded, the coated seed will move down in the turf faster and easier. Another tremendous benefit is that Yellow Jacket coated bentgrass has enhanced disease protection, unlike uncoated seed.

All these benefits are due in large part to a key component of Yellow Jacket – a super absorbent technology that can hold 600 times its own weight in water. University trials show that superabsorbants can absorb and hold fungicides and protect seedlings up to three weeks after seeding. Fungicide on uncoated seed washes off, quickly limiting their benefit.

 The Yellow Jacket formulation also contains Apron XL® (metalaxyl). A new technology turf fungicide that specifically helps prevent Pythium infestation in newly seeded areas, Apron XL preserves root development and significantly increases the survival rate of seedling turf during higher temperatures.

Research trials at the University of New Mexico also show that Yellow Jacket enhanced seed establishes faster and requires less water. Yellow Jacket simultaneously helps the seed thrive while conserving water.

Penncross bentgrass seed with Yellow Jacket coating can be purchased by the pound at Todd’s Seeds.

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Talpirid Available for Sale Again

We had halted the sale of Talpirid Mole Bait due to the high temperatures across the US, and the fact that Talpirid will melt when exposed to 115 degree temperatures for more than a few hours.  Our melting incidents were way too high, so we stopped shipping.

It’s still warm in parts of the country, but many of you have been begging us to open up ordering again, so we’ve looked at the current temperatures across the country and will give it a try.  Thanks for your patience and understanding waiting for the severe heat wave to pass.

TALPIRID

UPDATE on Availability of L93 Bentgrass Seed

L93 Bentgrass SeedL93 bentgrass seed has not been readily available for the longest time.  We have access to approximately 175 pounds of immediately available L93 bentgrass seed.  It is being sold by the pound, or in five, ten and 25 pound increments.  This is fresh, high germination L93 bentgrass seed, and it’s first come first serve.  No way to know how the l93 bentgrass seed Spring harvest is going to do, so you might want to grab some L93 bentgrass seed while it’s still available.  Again, since it’s such a short supply, no complaining if you go to take advantage of this opportunity, and it’s all sold out.

L93 Bentgrass Seed Special Offer

L93 Bentgrass Seed – Why should you use it?

One of the reasons that L93 Bentgrass is so popular is because it is ailment and infestation tolerant and requires a lower number of pesticides or herbicides,   L93 bentgrass, which happens to be extremely temperature resistant and doesn’t have to have the similar air movement and sunlight as a number of the more common grasses.

Greens that utilize L93 bentgrass, result in putts that move more true and locate the bottom of the cup on a regular basis!

L93 bentgrass seed is by far, one of the best choices for putting greens and tee boxes.

L-93 bentgrass originated as a result of propagation initiatives involving Rutgers University and Lofts Seed for a decade and launched in 1995. Parental product and beginning choices have been determined by qualities including color, advancement behavior and sickness opposition. Chosen product was taken care of with no fungicide programs using a perspective to discovering materials together with the maximum degrees of sickness opposition.

L-93 bentgrass seed continues to be most popular bentgrass seed selection in the united states as well as in South Africa. Its putting characteristics along with its easier managing helps it be commonly known as the best new technology bentgrass seed to keep. A reduced fungicide need tends to make L-93 bentgrass seed a fundamental element of an IPM (integrated pest management) process and decreases operations expenses.

Even though this assortment features a fine and thick consistency, it doesn’t need an extraordinarily higher level of thatch managing. Typical hollow tining procedures and top dressing procedures are adequate.

Because it doesn’t experience anthocyanin build-up (leaf-purpling) in fall months, L-93 bentgrass seed retains its eye-catching shade in the winter months. Because of its temperature level of resistance and cold hardiness, L-93 bentgrass seed is commonly used, executing effectively through the entire United states and South Africa.

It truly is ideal for use on greens, tees and fairways, despite the fact that L93 bentgrass seed isn’t presently utilized as being a fairway turf in South Africa. It may also be utilized on bowling greens as well as on grass tennis courts.

Can I use Talstar EZ Granules on Bentgrass?

I’ve spent a lot of time and money putting together a bentgrass lawn and I’ve so many pests that have invaded it I am ready to rip it all out.  However, someone has been telling me about a product called Talstar EZ granules, and I was wondering what you guys thought about using Talstar on bentgrass?  I’ve got an old school Penncross lawn and it’s full of some sort of fire ant.  Obviously it’s hard to enjoy the bentgrass when ants are all over the place.

If it’s ok to use on Penncross bentgrass, how many applications a year should I count on, and where’s the best (read cheapest) place on line to purchase?

L93 Southshore Bentgrass Seeds – Amazing Deal!

L93 bentgrass seedL93 bentgrass seedWe have a located a deal on L93 Bentgrass seed.  We have no idea how long this great price is going to be around, so no complaining if you missed out on this deal.  Right now you can buy as little as ONE POUND of this seed, all the way up to 1,800 pounds.  The price goes down with the more you want, and currently it is $9.99 for one pound and $199.99 for a 25 pound bag.  If you want more than 200 pounds, additional discounts are available.

L93 Bentgrass Seed Special

The L93 bentgrass has a long and distinguished reputation in the golf course industry.  It’s rich, dark green color is one of it’s best characteristics.  The most widely use for L93 bentgrass is on a tee box or a fairway, but some courageous homeowners have tore out their entire lawn and reseeded with L93.  Winter overseeding of bermuda grass greens is another perfect use for this seed.

DISEASE RESISTANCE:
Exceptional resistance to dollar spot, microdochium patch and warm season brown patch; good resistance to
fusarium patch and leaf spot.

Characteristics Of L-93 Bent Grass

  • Excellent winter hardiness

  • Superlative summer density

  • Fine-textured leaves

  • Aggressive establishment

  • Rich, dark green color

  • Dense, upright growth, creating a perfect lie for a golf ball

  • Superb cool weather color retention and spring green-up

  • Outstanding Brown Patch and Dollar Spot resistance

  • Adapts well to wide range of mowing heights 1/8 – 1/2 inch (3.2 – 12.7 mm)

Establishment & Maintenance: Sow seed with a filler in two directions at 90º angles. Seed will germinate best when soil temperature is above 65º F (18º C). Irrigate frequently until seedlings are established. Avoid excess watering or puddling. First cutting for fairways and tees should be 1/2 inch (12 mm) when the seedlings reach 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) in height.


How Many Seeds in a Pound of Bentgrass Seed?

One Bentgrass Seed

One Bentgrass Seed Up Close

If you’ve never seen bentgrass seed, it is amazingly small.  Some people have referred to it as “dust-like”, but to answer the question specifically, there are something like 8,000,000 seeds per every pound of bentgrass seed.  This is one of the big reasons that bentgrass likes to “creep”, hence the term, “creeping bentgrass”, which is also why you get such a nice full lawn so quickly with bentgrass.

Now, some may take exception with my number of 8,000,000 seeds per pound; some feel there are more like only 4,000,000.  I am not sure if anyone has actually sat down and counted them out, but it may vary between different kinds of bentgrass.

Penncross Bentgrass

Penncross bentgrass is one of the most popular types of bentgrass available.  It is a favorite at the golf course for the putting greens, fairways and tee boxes.  The growth of this type of bentgrass is very aggressive, making it a favorite for homeowners, once they figured out what it takes to grow and maintain it properly.Penncross Bentgrass Seed One of the more amazing facts about this seed is that there are over 6,000,000 seeds per pound of Penncross bentgrass.

 

Establishment & Maintenance of Penncross Bentgrass

  • When you plant the seed, do so in order to make sure that good seed to soil contact is made, and make sure to keep seedlings moist until they have become well rooted.  Make sure that you don’t put down more than 1/4″ deep of seed.
  • The seed will germinate in about 7-15 days, but it all depends on what the soil temperature is, as it should be warm, but not hot
  • Most people find that they are able to mow the bentgrass lawn within the first 30 days.  Just make sure the grass has taken root, and then go ahead and mow.
  • When you do mow, keep it at a 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) height of cut or lower until turf is very well established.
  • If you have planted the Penncross bentgrass to be a putting green, then the optimum mowing height is 3/16 – 5/16 inch (4.8 – 7.9 mm) but can be adjusted higher or lower depending upon maintenance practices and intended use.
  • We know you are probably really excited, so expect limited, light use of the area in about 6 weeks.
  • PennCross bentgrass performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.
  • Did you know tt has a moderate nitrogen requirement?  Put down 1 – 2 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet every year, and we think you will find that is adequate for most situations.
  • PennCross bentgrass performs best with sandy soils, however, it will tolerate the clay soils if you’ve made appropriate consideration to have adequate drainage.
  • We have found that bentgrass in general do not do well in wet areas; however, PennCross bentgrass can do very well in saturated soil conditions, but only for short periods of time.

If you are planting a new lawn, or putting green, etc., then you will need 1-2 pounds of Penncross bentgrass seed for every 1,000 square feet you wish to plant.  You will find that the germination of this seed is excellent at around 80%, and that because of the strict standards, and the cleaning process that this seed undergoes, the rate of weeds amongst this seed is as close to zero as you can get.

Here is a video that shows the cleaning process the Penncross bentgrass seed goes through:

Penncross Bentgrass Picture

MOWING HEIGHTS

Greens 3/16 to 5/16 mowing 5-6 times per week
Tees 3/8 to 5/8 inch
Fairways 1/2 to 3/4 inch mowing 3-4 times per week

More Penncross Bentgrass Characteristics:

 

  • Strong seedling vigor
  • Aggressive growth and good wear tolerance
  • Medium dark green color
  • Good Dollar Spot resistance

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing Penncross Bentseed, please visit Buy Wholesale Cheap for the best prices on various size bags.

Bentgrass

Bentgrass is one of the most beautiful types of grass you will ever see. Just ask any golfer as he stands on a bentgrass tee box, walks a bentgrass fairways, or putts on a bentgrass putting green.  Even though it is very difficult to grow and maintain, many people are transitioning their lawn at their residence into a bentgrass lawn. This project is not for the weak heart as it is very expensive and can be difficult to obtain good results.

Bentgrass – Nature’s Gift

Tyee Bentgrass Seed

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However, if you take the time to learn how to plant and grow bentgrass properly, you’ll be rewarded with the most amazing looking lawn in your neighborhood.

If you are a golf course superintendent, then you already know all about bentgrass and how beautiful it is in how to best use it. The issue for the golf course superintendent with respect to bentgrass is normally where to buy it and how to obtain and grass seed at the lowest possible price.

There is probably over 100 different for varieties of bentgrass seed. Even so, only a handful of these different bentgrass seed varieties are in widespread use around the country.  We will talk little bit about the different varieties of bentgrass seed and what makes them different from each other.

Penncross Bentgrass Seed

Penncross is by far one of the most popular bentgrass seeds available for purchase today.  Funny enough there are not a ton of places out there to purchase Penncross bentgrass seed, but there are a few.  One of our favorites sites is Buy Wholesale Cheap, as the work very hard to keep prices low, and they are one of the few who are willing to repackage bentgrass seed into one pound packages.  They current are selling Penncross bentgrass seed in one, two, three, five, ten and twenty-five pound sizes.

Penncross is used by some of the finest golf courses in the country for the greens, fairways and tee boxes.  Motivated homeowners have also successfully used Penncross bentgrass in their lawn, which, by the way, looks just amazing.  I followed the progress of a gentleman from Wisconsin who tore out his front lawn and seeded with Penncross bentgrass and not only does it germinate quickly, it looks amazing!  I believe it was around 37 days after he seeded when it looked fully established and ready to play on.  I doubt he’ll ever hit any golf balls off of it, but if he did, he’s be able to drown some seed down and in short order you’d never even know there was a divot there.

Tyee Bentgrass is fairly new to the scene, but already people that know bentgrass are raving about it.  It’s hard to find to purchase, and when you do, it’ll be expensive, but, oh my goodness, is this bentgrass just amazing!  Tyee Creeping Bentgrass is derived from plants that survived the test of time to thrive under temperature extremes and still produce a quality putting surface.  Tyee posesses a bright, dark green color, not a blue green color like many of the new creeping bentgrasses.  It maintains this color through the heat of summer and into the winter.  This color is uniform and provides an appealing contrast with other grasses in the fairway.  You can find a nice article about L93 Bentgrass seed here.

Tyee has shown superior Brown Patch and Dollar Spot resistance.  In trials it also demonstrated excellent resistance to copper spot, pythium blight and fusarium.  Tyee like many of its bentgrass siblings such as Penn A-1 and Penn A-4, requires more extensive management for thatch control, including topdressing and verti-cutting.  The rewards from using Tyee are a superior putting surface, reduced syringing, less herbicides, and reduced thatch production when compared to other high density bentgrasses.  Germination will occur in 3 to 5 days in temperate weather conditions while 6 to 10 days may be experienced in average daily temperatures below 10 degrees C.  The first mowing will be required around 21 days and the first limited use can be expected in 6 to 8 weeks depending on conditions.  Bentgrass seed, including Tyee, can be purchased at Buy Wholesale Cheap.

In future posts we will talk about other varieties, how to take care of it, the best weed killer to use, and more.