What is the Best Couch Grass?

26 January 2023

The best couch grass in Australia is TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda (Couch).

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TifTuf has proven itself as the best performer in independent trials both here in Australia and in the US.

In Australia, the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) conducted a trial evaluating the “Performance of bermuda (couch) grass cultivars under different shade, irrigation and wear treatments”. The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) conducts world-leading testing and research for developing innovative techniques and products to improve turfgrass and sports surfaces.

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda was a clear stand-out performer in this trial outperforming all other available couch grasses.

TifTuf was also the best performing couch grass in US turf trials called the NTEP (National Turf Evaluation Program). TifTuf led from the front and was in the top 25% of grasses across all states and measures trialled, over 92.9% of the time.

Which couch grass is the most drought-tolerant?

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is the world’s leading turf grass for superior water efficiency and drought tolerance. The only grass in Australia or the world to be awarded the Smart Approved WaterMark for drought tolerance is TifTuf.

TifTuf was bred to be drought tolerant and save water. With TifTuf becoming the new benchmark when it comes to measuring the drought tolerance of turf. Read drought trial results here.

What is the most hard-wearing couch grass?

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is the most hard-wearing and has incredible recovery and self-repairing qualities. When subjected to a range of trials under different shade, irrigation and wear treatments, TifTuf was the best-performing turf grass trialled.

What grass do they use on sports fields in Australia?

Most elite sporting surfaces in Australia are couch grass surfaces. Hybrid couch (Bermuda) grasses in recent years show superior qualities and are the go-to surface for installation on new and improved sporting turf facilities. For sports fields looking to install the best grass for their facilities, the best couch grass is TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda.

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TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is the product of almost 25 years of research and development from one of the world’s leading turfgrass breeders, the University of Georgia in Tifton. Tifton is famous for grasses like Tif Eagle, Tif Sport and now TifTuf.

Out of tens of thousands of couch grasses, TifTuf was selected as the best performing and most drought-tolerant turf trialled.

As always, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for free expert advice on 1800ALLTURF (1800255873) or 07 5543 8304.


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