A study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research compares the shade tolerance of a number of different turfgrasses to determine how well each cultivar fares in circumstances in which light is reduced. According to the research, Bladerunner Farms’ Zeon and JaMur zoysiagrasses are amongst some of the most shade tolerant cultivars, not falling below 50% cover until approximately 70% shade.
Why is Zoysia poised to change the game of golf forever? With a wide range of temperature and geographical adaptability, tolerance to varying pH levels and soil types, extremely low nitrogen input requirements, built-in mechanisms to extract salts from the soil, and a full spectrum of leaf textures—from fine to coarse—Zoysiagrass, as a family of grasses, offers the greatest versatility and utility of any of the warm-season grasses available today. Zoysia is a game changer.
Cultural Strategies to Improve Zoysiagrass Acceptability and Performance In the Transition Zone
by Ross Braun, Kansas State University, 2014
In chapter 3 of his master’s thesis at Kansas State University, graduate student Ross Braun examined the color and persistence of three commercially available colorants applied at two volumes, once or sequentially, on buffalograss maintained at 2.5 inches and zoysiagrass maintained at 0.5 inch.
M. C. Engelke Professor Emeritus Texas A&M University
Understanding how a plant recovers from scalp is the first step in knowing how proper cultural practices can minimize turf injury and to expedite recovery.
Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, University of Georgia
A summary of zoysiagrass varieties.
B.J. Johnson, University of Georgia
Tips to remove Common Bermuda from Zoysia
Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Univeristy of Florida
Tips for Zoysiagrass maintenance
Italian Golf Federation, University of Pisa
Zeon Zoysia thrives in Italy, climate similar to the US Transition Zone. In research testing, Best quality, highest shoot density and highest rhizome-stolon length per unit area were shown by Zoysia matrella cv
Brian M. Schwartz,* Kevin E. Kenworthy, M. C. Engelke, A. Dennis Genovesi, Rachel M. Odom, and Kenneth H. Quesenberry
Zoysiagrasses have one of the smallest genome sizes but are extremely diverse with respect to morphology, growth habit, and response to abiotic and biotic stresses. This may explain the ability of the grass to adapt to environmental changes.