Tifway Bermudagrass once again proved itself tops in turf tolerance performance in a series of trials administered by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). At any one time, NTEP is evaluating more than 600 cultivars and experimental selection in nationwide tests established at university locations. Trials are typically evaluated for 4-5 years.
Turf tolerance is determined by traffic simulation, which looks at both wear and compaction factors. Tifway was one of four varieties to finish in the top statistical group for each of seven rating dates at the Raleigh, NC trial. When testing traffic tolerance, NTEP considers the species being tested, its typical use patterns, the region of the country, and the traffic simulation equipment available among other factors.