Latitude 36 and Northbridge Bermudagrass

GrassMasters is now selling Latitude 36 and NorthBridge bermudagrass. These new varieties are the best available for all-around performance, making them an excellent choice for golf and sports applications. Latitude and NorthBridge are the top-ranked bermudas in wear tolerance, shear strength, color, texture, spring green-up and spring dead spot according to the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). Latitude and Northbridge are both ideally suited for the transition zone with early spring green-up and good winter hardiness. Latitude and Northbridge are a perfect choice for athletic field applications due to their high wear tolerance and outstanding shear strength. Both of these turfgrasses out performed Patriot bermudagrass by a large margin in wear tolerance and shear strength tests conducted by NTEP.

"Patriot has been noted over the years for its cold hardiness," said Dennis Martin, OSU professor and extension turf specialist. "These two new varieties have that cold tolerance, but are both denser and finer textured, they green-up better and have complete resistance to spring dead spot disease."

Latitude and Northbridge are the new varieties we have all been waiting for and are available in both sand based sod and sprig form. For additional information, please visit the NTEP website.