Auburn Research Trial Confirms TifGrand’s Superior Shade Tolerance

January 7, 2015


In a shade-tolerance study that compared TifGrand Bermudagrass to Celebration, Patriot, TifSport and Tifway, TifGrand had increased turfgrass quality under both 30% and 60% shade compared to the other cultivars. TifGrand pigment concentration also increased with increasing shade levels.

These findings were reported at the November 2014 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science of America and Soil Science Society of America. To read an abstract of the report, click here.