|Cavalier Zoysia Fairway
Ocean Forest Golf Course, Sea Island, GA
Jason Sparings, superintendent
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Cavalier is a Z matrella which is vegetatively propagated and genetically stable and uniform. Chromosome number is 2-n=40. Cavalier is distinguished from other zoysaigrass by its fine texture, long, narrow leaf, with low rhizome, but high density stolon production. It has good to excellent salt tolerance, and good shade tolerance. Cavalier is resistant to the fall armyworm and the tropical sod webworm. Cavalier is intermediate in its growth and recovery rate. Cavalier has good-excellent winter hardiness and will persist in regions north of Kansas, Missouri and Southern Illinois as well as the Southern states. Cavalier rated number one in the NTEP trials over 3 years. At 24 locations ranging from California- Georgia and north to Nebrasks and Colorado. Cavalier will find its primary utility in home lawn, golf course fairways and tee boxes and in parks, sports fields and other recreational areas. Cavalier has been identified by several golf course architects as the future grass of choice for golf course fairways in the cool season- warm season transition zone.
A patented variety, unauthorized propagation is prohibited.