Category: Tahoma 31 Scientific Articles

Bermudagrass Freeze Tolerance

The New Standard for Bermudagrass Freeze Tolerance in University Tests

Tahoma 31, the latest bermudagrass variety developed by the turfgrass researchers at Oklahoma State University, is now being used as the standard against which other bermudagrasses are measured for freeze tolerance. In a recent peer-reviewed study by Oklahoma State University, Tahoma 31 was rated the most cold-tolerant of bermudagrasses tested, and the standard by which all other […]
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USGA/NTEP Water Use Study, Turf Quality

Tahoma 31 Ranks #1 in Turf Quality in NTEP, Top Performer for Low Water Use & Drought in USGA/NTEP Study The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) has posted 2020 data of the 2019 National Bermudagrass Test. Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass ranked #1 of all 35 entries for overall turfgrass quality across 19 locations while TifTuf was […]
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NTEP Shows Tahoma 31 an Option for Golf Course Greens

In 2020 data recently released on bermudagrass performance on putting greens by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), Tahoma 31 performed very well as compared to commercial standard varieties, TifEagle, Mini Verde, and Tifdwarf.   The overall turf quality rating of Tahoma 31 was 5.8 while those of TifEagle, Mini Verde and Tifdwarf were 5.7, […]
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Grass Selection with Purpose

In this article published by the American Society of Golf Course Architects in By Design magazine, June 2021 issue, Stacie Zinn Roberts & Dr. Yanqi Wu examine scientific claims backed up by data and research reports, with the real-world experiences of a golf course architect and two superintendents who have used Tahoma 31 on their […]
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Golf Green Freeze Tolerance Study

Quantifying Freeze Tolerance of Hybrid Bermudagrasses Adapted for Golf Course Putting Greens (Gopinath, et. al.) Oklahoma State University Published in HortScience, February 26, 2021 This study of eight putting green type bermudagrasses ranks Tahoma 31 as the top-performing variety under controlled freezing conditions. Read the Full Study
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TPT Bermudagrass NTEP Summary

A summary of the NTEP findings for Bermudagrass performance published in the Pallet, a publication of the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, shows Tahoma 31’s top ratings in quality, drought, wear, and cold tolerance. Read the Full Report
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Deficit Irrigation Study

How Do Warm-Season Grasses React to Deficit Irrigation in California?”, (Xiang, et. al.) , UC Riverside, March 2020 In a recent turfgrass study released by researchers at the University of California at Riverside, Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass maintained better average turf quality under deficit irrigation than any of the commercially-available bermudagrasses in the study, including TIFTUF. The […]
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Chilling Stress Study

Research Suggests Tahoma 31’s Cold Tolerance & Early Spring Green-Up Linked A research study recently published in the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science may explain some of the reasons why Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass is so much more cold tolerant than many other tested bermudagrass varieties. The mechanism by which the grass goes dormant […]
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