Barvado tall fescue was developed for improved turf quality, but more specifically, disease resistance. Given the breeder code EBP, for “Enhanced Brown Patch”, Barvado was bred from plants that survived severe brown patch outbreaks. With this enhanced disease resistance, excellent dark green color, and improved over-all turf quality, Barvado performed extremely well in the 2001-05 NTEP trials.
Lower growing with a medium leaf texture, Barvado also has a high live endophyte content. When found in tall fescue, endophyte provides improved disease resistance, strong insect tolerance, and significantly improved performance during periods of stress, such as high heat and droughty conditions. Barvado is highly suited for sod production, golf course, recreational turf, home and commercial lawn areas.