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- Can help reduce chemical costs with improved resistance to pythium blight and brown patch
- Excellent wear tolerance under high traffic conditions
- Spring Density
- Pythium Blight Resistance
- Spring Green-up
- Brown Patch Resistance
Top Gun II perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) has outstanding resistance to two of the more costly diseases to control: pythium blight and brown patch. In addition, Top Gun II has superior resistance to pink snow mold, and red thread as well as other common turfgrass diseases and pests.
Top Gun II has good Northern and Midwest adaptation and is adaptable to different management regimes‐ high, medium and low; including low cutting heights of 0.5‐2 in. (1.2‐5 cm).
First‐rate adaptation to high traffic areas. When trialed under simulated traffic conditions at Michigan State University, Top Gun II was among the Top 10 out of 120 entries.
Great Spring Performance
Get your spring operations off to a quick start using Top Gun II for its superior spring density and green‐up.
Holding its color through winter and resistance to pink snow mold, Top Gun II shows great winter survival in northern locations. In more southern areas, Top Gun II has shown its adaptability to overseeding. In an overseeding trial on dormant bermudagrass at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, CA, mown at 0.44 in. (11 mm), Top Gun II displayed lovely quality, color and density and can be mown down to putting green heights for overseeding.
Plant at 4‐8 lb/1,000 ft.2 (20‐40 g/m2 ) for permanent turf. For overseeding on dormant bermudagrass, use rates of 10‐30 lbs /1,000 ft.2 (50‐150 g/m2 ) on greens and 200‐500 lb/acre (224‐560 kg/ha) on fairways.