Penncross is a creeping bentgrass
released through Penn State University. With an aggressive, upright
growth habit, Penncross' vigor and wear tolerance have made it the most
widely used creeping bentgrass in the golf industry. Featuring a dark
green turf, Penncross combines good heat and cold tolerance with the
ability to withstand consistent low mowing heights
Penncross is tolerant of both heat and cold, and is adaptable to a wide variety of climates throughout the West.
RESISTANCE AND RECOVERY: Penncross was developed to withstand and
recover from the normal use and wear given to a golf green. Excessive
use and damage may require repair and recovery time.
Penncross has only moderate shade tolerance. Other factors associated
with shade, such as poor air circulation and wet soils will frequently
weaken the turf.
SOIL AND SALT TOLERANCE:
prefers a moderately acidic soil with good moisture holding ability and
requires good drainage to perform ft its optimum. Soil or water high in
salts may be a limiting factor in the growth of healthy Penncross.
Salinity levels should be determined prior to specifying.
ESTABLISHMENT & MAINTENANCE
planted Penncross should be watered daily and kept wet for the first
10-14 days. The sod should not be allowed to dry out. Once the sod has
begun to establish a new root system, watering frequency should be
MOWING, FERTILIZATION & OTHER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:
Creeping bentgrasses require an intensive turf management program that
begins immediately after establishment. A green's type mower is an
absolute must for mowing, and a well managed program of fertilization
and weed and disease control is required. Due to its high cultural
requirements, the most successful creeping bentgrass turf areas are
those cared for by turfgrass professionals who are well versed in its