Boreal “creeping red fescue “

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Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by arrigetch peaks » Fri May 17, 2019 9:44 pm

Is this the dreaded Boreal?
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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by stotea » Fri May 17, 2019 10:09 pm

Since when is fine fescue dreaded? It's impossible to visually ID a cultivar.

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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by Green » Fri May 17, 2019 10:27 pm

There's really no way to tell what cultivar it is. But Boreal is a common type, like KY-31 is in Tall Fescue. If it's light green and very disease prone, there's a good chance. It's still commonly used in the Northeast and Midwest, even though there are better types.
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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by stotea » Sat May 18, 2019 1:02 am

You're right - Boreal is pretty crappy FF. I was thinking of Beacon, which has much better NTEP ratings.
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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by FuzzeWuzze » Sat May 18, 2019 1:31 am

stotea wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Since when is fine fescue dreaded? It's impossible to visually ID a cultivar.
Because it spreads and cant be mowed tall, at anything over like 2 inches and it just flops over and looks like crap, mats down when wet smothering everything else, and is a pain in the @ss to mow unless you fluff it up first with a rake or something.
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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by stotea » Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am

FuzzeWuzze wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:31 am
Because it spreads and cant be mowed tall, at anything over like 2 inches and it just flops over and looks like crap, mats down when wet smothering everything else, and is a pain in the @ss to mow unless you fluff it up first with a rake or something.
Touche, haha. That is all very true, and one of the downsides of a high HOC with NoMix. FF is extra sensitive to some herbicides, though.

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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by ninja[Sloth] » Sat May 18, 2019 3:50 pm

stotea wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am
FuzzeWuzze wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:31 am
Because it spreads and cant be mowed tall, at anything over like 2 inches and it just flops over and looks like crap, mats down when wet smothering everything else, and is a pain in the @ss to mow unless you fluff it up first with a rake or something.
Touche, haha. That is all very true, and one of the downsides of a high HOC with NoMix. FF is extra sensitive to some herbicides, though.
*looks at yard and sees the few living parts in the ocean of dirt are FF*

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What is HOC?
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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by stotea » Sat May 18, 2019 4:46 pm

HOC = height of cut

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Re: Boreal “creeping red fescue “

Post by ninja[Sloth] » Sat May 18, 2019 5:48 pm

ah, thanks... acronyms are killing me, some just don't duckduck well.

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