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Latitude 36 Bermudagrass

  • One of 2 new sterile hybrid bermudagrass varieties developed by Oklahoma State University (along with NorthBridge), released in 2011
  • Next generation cold-tolerant bermudagrass developed utilizing prior success of Patriot bermudagrass
  • Perfect for golf courses & athletic fields
  • Must be established vegetatively (Sprigs or Sod)
  • Exceptional cold tolerance & early spring green-up
  • Finer leaf blade texture & excellent density
  • Excellent wear tolerance & rapid recovery from traffic
  • Fast to establish
  • Improved large patch resistance
  • Can be mowed with standard rotary mowers or reel mowers  
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture Certified Sod
  • Plant Protected Variety: Patent Application Number 61-456,109
  • Limited quantities of sod grown on methyl bromide fumigated soil is available on special request

2007-2011 National Bermuda Test (2011 Data Listed)

  • Turfgrass Quality (AMMI Group 1 Mean)

NorthBridge: 7.3     Latitude 36: 7.1     Patriot: 7.0     Tifway: 6.8     Riviera: 6.6     (LSD Value: 0.7)

  • Percent Recovery from Traffic Ratings (Fayetteville, AR)

NorthBridge: 55.7     Latitude 36: 49.8     Patriot: 48.7     Tifway: 44.7     Riviera: 40.0     (LSD: 16.2)

  • Wear Tolerance Ratings (Raleigh, NC)

Tifway: 7.6     Latitude 36: 7.5     NorthBridge: 7.5     Patriot: 6.8     Riviera: 6.5     (LSD: 1.1)

  • Spring Green-up Ratings (Blacksburg, VA)

NorthBridge: 2.0     Latitude 36: 1.3     Riviera: 1.3     Patriot: 1.0     Tifway: 1.0     (LSD: 0.9)

  • Summer Density Ratings (Raleigh, NC)

Latitude 36: 8.7     NorthBridge: 8.7     Tifway: 8.7     Patriot: 7.3     Riviera: 7.0     (LSD: 1.1)

  • Leaf Texture Ratings (Multiple Locations)

Latitude 36: 7.3     NorthBridge: 7.1     Tifway: 6.9     Patriot: 6.5     Riviera: 6.1     (LSD: 0.4)

  • Cumulative Rating for All Tests at Blacksburg, VA Location
     NorthBridge: 7.4     Patriot: 7.2     Riviera: 6.4     Latitude 36: 6.2     Tifway: 4.3     (LSD: 0.8)

You can view the entire report for the NTEP Trials here.

Latitude 36 & NorthBridge must be established vegetatively, either by sod or by sprigs:

  • Our bermudagrass sod can be harvested in either slabs or big rolls
  • Late spring & summer are the best times to lay bermudagrass sod, while the plant is actively growing. We do have the ability to cut & lay dormant bermudagrass sod for experienced professionals. Contact us for more information about dormant sodding.
  • We also have the ability to plant Latitude 36 & NorthBridge through sprigs. Sprigging is less expensive than sod, because less sod is needed to produce the desired number of sprigs to cover the area.
  • Sprigging should be done in the late spring or early summer for best results.
  • See our Sprigging page under Services for more information, pictures, & videos on sprigging.
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