What Are the NTEP Regions?

MadtownWriter(9)May 27, 2012

Hello All,

I'm a first-time poster and, after a lifetime in apartments, about-to-be first-time home owner. I'm looking at a National Turfgrass Evaluation Program report for tall fescue, trying to figure out which type of seed to buy for where I live (Firebaugh, CA, 93622), and I'm looking for but am unable to find a boundary description of the different regions. What are the boundaries of the "Transition Region" or the "Upper West/Mountain Region"? I have a feeling that I'm in the "Southwest Region," but maybe I'm in the "Pacific Region."

Thanks (and my apologies if this is a ridiculous question),

MadtownWriter

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tiemco

I would probably use the Sunnyvale CA site since that is fairly close, but only if you have similar climates. The Pacific region only contains data for two sites, and they are vastly different in terms of climate, so it's not a big help to combine them. Another thing you can do is pick cultivars that perform the best in Schedule A or B since the top performers do well in most climates. I would pay particular attention to Bullseye.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 3:21AM
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MadtownWriter(9)

tiemco,

Thanks. Everything that I looked at on the NTEP data pointed toward Bullseye or Falcon V, with the v Schedule B data making Bullseye look like it might be best. I didn't want to make a mistake, though, so your advice is greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 6:18PM
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nearandwest(7)

I can tell you from personal experience that the Falcon line of TTTF grass seed has done very well here in the southeastern U.S. Our regions are very different, so what works well here may not do as well where you live. I'm not trying to sway your opinion, just letting you know that it has performed well somewhere else.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 7:09PM
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