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Breeding History: Sydney was
developed by Seeds West, Inc. at the Plant Science Center of the
New Mexico State Agricultural Experiment Station.
Plant Breeder: Seeds
West, Inc., Dr. Arden Baltensperger.
Experimental Designation: SWI-7
initial poly-cross of seven Australian and domestic (US) clones was
made in 1988. Parent clones were chosen for prostrate dense
growth, narrow leaf width, short leaf length, short inter-node
length and dark green color.
Advantages: Sydney has increased turf
density combined with medium fine texture and dark green color.
Sydney has greater turf density than Sultan and Yuma. It's
leaf texture is much finer than NuMex SAHARA.
Sydney Recommended Use: For premium
turfgrass applications such as golf courses (fairways, tees and
roughs), sports turf (baseball, football and soccer), parks and
lawns where fine textured, dark green Bermudagrass with increased
turf density and durability is needed.
Area of Adaptation: Across the
tropical and sub-tropical climate zones of the world where Bermudagrass
is currently grown.
Establishment & Maintenance:
Sydney should be planted when soil temperatures
are consistently above 70 F. in full sun on well drained soil.
Proper drainage is essential for successful establishment and the
development of mature healthy turf.
Plant 2-3 pounds of Sydney per 1000 square feet (1
kg/100 square meters). Care must be taken not to cover the
seed with too much soil – no more than ¼ inch of soil covering
the seed is recommended. Soil moisture around the seed must
be maintained for about 1 to 2 weeks.
Sydney has very good seedling vigor. Under
ideal conditions, germination may begin within 10 to 14 days.
Allow 14 to 18 days for completion. Full coverage may be
attained in 4 to 6 weeks. If planting is is occurring early
or late in the season, more time may be needed for establishment.
After most of the grass has filled in and when the
blades of grass are 1/3 taller than your desired mowing height,
you are ready for your first mowing. It is recommended that
no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade be removed per mowing.
Winter overseeding of dormant Bermudagrass may be
done for year round green color, but is not generally recommended
on turf less than 6 to 8 months of age. Immature turf may be
damaged by the vertical cutting and scalping procedures, leaving
it unable to compete with the overseeded species during the spring
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