If you have been on a quest to find a tall fescue with some salt tolerance in addition to good overall turf quality—Quest is it! Quest turf-type tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea also known as Lolium arundinaceum) offers the whole package with great spring density, desirable genetic color, early spring greenup, and fine leaf texture.
Tested in on-site sod turf trials in Utah, Quest had performance out-ranking other cultivars in the trial. Salt levels at the site peaked in late summer near 10 dS m-1 and would go back to near normal levels over the winter.
Good Pest Tolerance Portfolio
Quest is resistant to many of the maladies that affect tall fescues on a yearly basis and has superior resistance to both warm and cool temperature brown patch. In addition it also has good resistance to leaf spot, pythium, net blotch, pink and gray snow mold.
Quest is recommended for home lawns, parks, industrial and school sites, golf course roughs, and sports fields in temperate and transition zone climates. Quest has superior turf quality performance in the Southwest, Upper/ Mountain West, and the Southeast. Quest is adaptable to varying management regimes of high, medium and low input, and performs best at 1.5-3 in. (4-8 cm) mowing heights.
Quest is a good choice when used alone or matched with other Jacklin grasses in mixtures and blends. For mixtures it can be seeded at 90-95% Quest with 5-10% Kentucky bluegass to improve sod strength without netting for sod production.