Declaration is a new, cutting edge creeping bentgrass. Declaration exhibits top rated overall turf quality and disease resistance.
- Extraordinarily high tolerance to dollar spot.
- Top ratings for red thread tolerance.
- Very high uniformity on the green.
- Excellent spring green up.
- Fine leaf texture.
Declaration is bred by Rutgers University and Lebanon Seaboard (USA).
Medium light green turf type.
Characteristics of the cultivar
Declaration is a dense, low thatch producing, very dollar spot tolerant cultivar. It exhibits a high turf quality on golf greens, tees and fairways. The leaf texture is fairly fine, upright and retains colour throughout fall and winter. Apart from dollar spot Declaration also shows high tolerance to red thread and brown patch.
Sowing and maintenance
Declaration is recommended to be used in pure stands and creeping bentgrass blends. For new courses Declaration should be seeded at 5 - 7 gr/m2. For overseeding a sowing rate of 2 - 5 gr/m2 should be applied.
Recommended mowing heights are:
Greens 2.5 - 6 mm
Tees 6 - 10 mm
Fairways 10 - 12 mm
After seeding and establishing Declaration prefers deep watering early in the morning.