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Final Trial Results Published

Final results from the National Grass Trials were published in HortTechnology in October 2017.   

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Final Trial Results Published

Final results from the National Grass Trials were published in HortTechnology in October 2017.   

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Little bluestem and switchgrass study complete

The first national grass trial has been completed and results were published in the October 2017 issue of HortTechnology.  Data from 2012-2015 can be found below for the 11 locations that participated in the trials.

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Grasses At Colorado State

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Colorado 2015 Results

The National Grass Trials at Colorado State University has attached the final 2015 data with both a full report and averaged data. All of the grasses did well this year, despite numerous adverse weather conditions such as extreme weather event … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens 2015 data

Grass Trials LWG 2015 During the recent growing season, the grasses at Longwood Gardens stretched and lodged more so than in the past. This is possibly due to the abundant rainfall in spring and early summer. Consequently, overall scores were … Continue reading

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Vermont 2015 grass trials

NOGT-Vermont 2015 This past winter was the best test winter yet for hardiness, plants experiencing some of the coldest soil temperatures in at least the last three decades (as long as I’ve been monitoring soil temperatures). In my northern Vermont … Continue reading

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Minnesota 2015 Grass Trial Results

National Grass Trials 2015 data Minnesota The 2015 growing season was long and almost perfect for Minnesota. The 17 switchgrass and 5 little bluestem in the National Grass Trails were fun to watch. Data is in the link above.

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Variation in ‘Cheyenne Sky’

‘Cheyenne Sky’ switchgrass is a medium sized switch with a lot of purple foliage. It has been one of my favorites in the trials but this spring there is a lot of variation in the 4 plants we have. Thee … Continue reading

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2014 growth data and average ratings

Cultivar Avg width (cm) Avg height (cm) Avg foliage rating Avg plant form rating Avg floral impact rating Avg fall color rating Avg landscape impact Dewey Blue 241 195 2.5 1 4.5 na 2.8 Badlands 119 149 3.5 3.8 2.3 … Continue reading

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