Arid 3 is one of the best turf‐type improved tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea also known as Lolium arundinaceum) varietes, providing superior density and a rich, attractive appearance. Arid 3 has many features to make it successful including its dark green color, excellent rate of establishment, wide area of adaptation, excellent disease and insect resistance.
Superior Turf Quality
Arid 3 placed in the top 5% overall quality ratings in national independent trials showing its exceptional versatility. A well rounded variety, Arid 3 has excellent heat, drought, disease tolerance and resistance to insect pressure. It maintains its attractive appearance even under high stress conditions. Arid 3 has good cool weather color retention with early spring color and performs well in full sun or moderate shade.
Arid 3 rates first in net blotch resistance and brown patch; and at the top in resistance to pink snow mold and stem rust.
Moderate Nitrogen Level Requirement
Arid 3 ranked its highest under moderate nitrogen levels which means good color even at reduced levels of fertilizer, saving you money.
Areas of Use
Arid 3 goes well under moderate or low levels of maintenance and is recommended for use on home lawns, athletic fields, roadsides, golf course roughs and out‐of‐play areas, and community green spaces. Arid 3 also performs extremely well used in blends and mixtures. With elite Jacklin Seed Kentucky bluegrass, use Arid 3 in ratios from 70‐90% of tall fescue by weight, for improved sod strength.