TIFTUF HYBRID BERMUDA

The Best Couch Grass in Australia proven by extensive independent turf trials.

STRI recently conducted a trial evaluating the “Performance of bermuda (couch) grass cultivars under different shade, irrigation and wear treatments”.

The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) conducts world leading testing and research for developing innovative techniques and products to improve turfgrass and sports surfaces.

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda was a clear stand out performer in this trial outperforming all other available couch grasses. TifTuf is the best couch grass available in Australia.

Turf Quality #1

Turf quality of different cultivars averaged over the effects of shade, irrigation, and wear

Ground Cover #1

Ground cover of different cultivars averaged over the effects of shade, irrigation, and wear.

Drought #1

Drought stress of different cultivars averaged over the effects of shade, irrigation, and wear.

Turf Colour #1

Turf colour of different cultivars under 60% shade averaged over the effects of irrigation and wear.

Drought Stress with Full Sun #1

Drought stress of different cultivars under full sun condition averaged over the effects of irrigation and wear.

Drought Stress with Deficit Irrigation #1

Drought stress of different cultivars under deficit irrigation averaged over the effects of shade and wear.

Drought Stress Without Wear #1

Drought stress of different cultivars without wear averaged over the effects of shade and irrigation.

Drought Stress with Wear #1

Drought stress of different cultivars with wear averaged over the effects of shade and irrigation.

WHICH GRASSES DID BETTER?

TifTuf had superior turf cover (thickness and growth) over the duration of the trial compared to all other grasses trialled. TifTuf also scored the highest NDVI which is a measure of appearance using a specialised scanning device.

WEAR RECOVERY & DROUGHT PERIOD

Summary of cultivar performance averaged over trial period. Turf cover refers to the cultivars thickness of growth and percentage of grass coverage. NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) summarises appearance of green cover within each plot.

If you are looking for the best couch grass for your new lawn, the best option available to you is TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda.