TifEagle is a third generation Bermuda, developed by Dr. Wayne Hanna at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton, Georgia. It can be mowed lower than Tifdwarf or Tifgreen for improved putting speeds and consistency. It produces less thatch than other ultradwarfs. It has proven itself to be a superior Bermuda putting surface.
TifEagle has a number of unique advantages over traditional bermudagrass greens and many of the new ultradwarfs. When maintained at a cutting height of 0.125 inch (3.2mm),TifEagle produces a quality putting surface second to none. It exhibits very aggressive rhizomatous and stoloniferous growth habits, maintains superior color under cool conditions and provides an excellent putting surface during the winter season, with or without overseeding. In fact, many superintendents are reporting excellent results with painted TifEagle greens.
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Advantages of Certified TifEagle Bermudagrass
TifEagle was bred to handle the aggressive management practices necessary to deliver superior speed, consistency and overall payability.
Compared to other bermudagrass varieties, TifEagle recovers more quickly from injury and is extremely drought tolerant and disease resistant.
TifEagle exhibits superior color retention and a more robust recovery under cool conditions.
With an appropriate schedule of topdressing and light verticutting, TifEagle provides an excellent seedbed for poa trivialis/bentgrass blends TifEagle also produces less thatch than other ultra-dwarfs. Frequent brushing, grooming and light top dressings will reduce the need to verticut to control thatch buildup.
No-Till Renovation vs. Conventional Reconstruction
No-till TifEagle can save you up to 75% of the cost of conventional greens reconstruction. Complete rebuild-costs range from $1.50 to $4.00 per sq. ft. versus $.45 to $.80 per sq. ft, for no-till.
Six to eight weeks is normal turnaround for no-till versus 10 to 18 weeks for a complete rebuild. Reduced down-time greatly reduces lost revenue.
Site prep can be done with your own crews and equipment to fit your own schedule.
Original putting surface grades and contours are maintained.
Healthy mature seedbed is retained and serves as base for new putting surface
You get a speedy conversion from poor quality greens to TifEagle, the ultimate ultradwarf putting surface.
Are Your Greens Good No-Till Candidates?
Not all older greens are good candidates for no-till. Serious disease, pest, drainage and soil profile problems may require conventional reconstruction.
Heavy thatch build-up resulting in layering can only be solved with a complete rebuild. Older greens may also require significant design changes to increase cupping areas.
We provide on-site inspections and a green-by-green analysis with special emphasis on how surface drainage, percolation rates and contour breaks affect current playing conditions. We take multiple samples from all greens and collars to identify potential problems including diseases, nematodes, organic matter build-up and poor soil profiles (layering).
Quality-Conscious TifEagle Grower-Installers
As a patented variety, TifEagle can only be sold as certified sod or sprigs and only by a licensed member of the TifEagle Growers Association, such as New Life Turf.
TifEagle is grown, inspected and sold under a rigorous set of rules and guidelines set up by the Georgia Seed Development Commission to promote ongoing purity and uniformity.
New Life Turf staff members been specially trained and certified to handle all no-till TifEagle on-site inspections, sales and installations.
TifEagle is a patented and licensed variety. Unauthorized propagation is prohibited.