Accent II Perennial Ryegrass
Accent II perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is adapted to use on golf course fairways, roughs, and tees, sports turf, home lawns, parks, and industrial and school sites. Accent II is a perfect choice when used alone or matched with other Jacklin grasses in mixtures and blends for permanent turf in temperate and transition zone climates.
Accent II is an admirable addition to blends for overseeding on dormant bermudagrass. Tested in an overseeding trial on dormant bermudagrass at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California, Accent II displayed good quality, color and density and can be mown down to putting green heights for overseeding.
Accent II is our best sports ryegrass. In university traffic trials it has proven it is one tough grass with great resilience. At Michigan State University under simulated traffic, Accent II demonstrated superior wear tolerance and maintained high percent living ground cover. In other traffic trials, Accent II further demonstrated its resilience ranking among the top entries for quality after traffic while maintaining high density.
Accent II performs well under high, medium, and low input maintenance levels including mowing heights from ½” to 2” (1.2 -5 cm). Accent II best performance has been in the transition zone but it has also demonstrated superior cold tolerance and adaptation in more Northern climates. In university trials at North Dakota and Wisconsin that had serious winter kill, Accent II was ranked among the top 10 demonstrating its superior winter survival and adaptation.
Good spring green-up gives Accent II a head start in coming out of the winter months.
Resistance to several diseases is found in Accent II. It has great resistance to several troublesome diseases including brown patch, red thread, pythium blight, and pink snow mold. Additionally it has good resistance to Drechslera and Bipolaris leaf spot. Enhanced resistance means greener turf with less unsightly browning and less chemicals used to keep your grass healthy.
New establishment: 5-10 lb/1,000 ft.2 (25-50 g/m2 ) Overseeding dormant bermudagrass on greens 10-30 lb/1,000 ft.2 (50-150 g/m2 ) or fairways 200-500 lb/acre (225-565 kgs/ha).