HGT stands for Healthy Grass Technology and features proven durable, disease resistant Kentucky bluegrasses, including Barvette HGT. Developed in harsh climatic conditions, speciﬁcally to establish quickly, withstand diseases, insect pests and trafﬁc, extensive testing in NTEP under various climates and conditions has proven Barvette HGT a winner. Barvette HGT ranked #1 or in the top statistical group in 16 different bluegrass traits in the recently completed 2005-10 Kentucky bluegrass NTEP trials.
Developed from extremely trafﬁc tolerant parent stock, Barvette HGT was subjected to intense multiple trafﬁc simulation studies for years prior to release. These studies proved not only trafﬁc tolerance, but also the unique ability for strong, rapid recovery from trafﬁc damage.
An additional three years of studies in the Mid-Atlantic region proved outstanding disease resistance, especially to summer patch and stem rust. With more than a decade of turfgrass breeding and three years of professional use, Barvette HGT’s popularity and use grows annually. With exceptionally fast establishment, durability and recovery properties, Barenbrug’s Turf Blue HGT mixture has become a ‘standard’ for Kentucky bluegrass sports turf, bluegrass sod production and golf fairways and tees.
NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Trial Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 2010