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NorthBridge Bermudagrass

  • One of 2 new sterile hybrid bermudagrass varieties developed by Oklahoma State University (along with Latitude 36), 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
  • Fine 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 61-456,133
  • 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     NorthBridge: 7.5     Latitude 36: 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)

  • Spring Density Ratings (Blacksburg, VA)

NorthBridge: 6.3     Patriot: 4.0     Riviera: 3.7     Latitude 36: 3.3     Tifway: 1.0     (LSD: 1.6)

  • Fall Density Ratings (Multiple Locations)

NorthBridge: 7.1     Tifway: 7.1     Latitude 36: 6.9     Riviera: 6.4     Patriot: 5.8     (LSD: 0.6)

  • 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.

NorthBridge & Latitude 36 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 NorthBridge & Latitude 36 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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