QGI Seashore Paspalum
An outstanding turfgrass for fairways and roughs
Now there is a fine-textured warm season turf variety
• High Salinity Soil
High Salinity or Effluence / Recycled Irrigation
Good Drought Tolerance
Wide pH Range
Greens, Fairways, Rough & Tee Mowing Heights
Lower Fertility Requirements
Reduced Need for Pesticides
Lower Light Intensive Microsites
True-To-Type and Vegetatively Propagated
High-Gloss for Easy ‘Striping’ with
Rapid Grow-In and Recuperation from Traffic and
QGI Seashore Paspalum (Paspalum Vaginatum) is a succulent,
low growing warm-season turf type grass whose leaf
texture is similar to Tifway 419 hybrid bermudagrass
and, under optimum management practices, becomes
fine enough to be used for putting surfaces.
Seashore Paspalum (Paspalum Vaginatum) is found
in nature, growing in low-lying and poorly drained
sites, especially near or in brackish-water lagoons.
QGI Seashore Paspalum has been selected and developed
for use in high-salinity soils and irrigation
waters. This fine leaf selection has been successfully
used on all turf areas of golf course in Florida,
the Caribbean, China, Egypt, Hawaii, Malaysia,
Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and
the U.A.E. QGI Seashore Paspalum gives a very
attractive year—round appearance, with
a wide range of adaptation and ease of establishment
in warm weather climates.
QGI Seashore Paspalum is a very aggressive creeping
type grass. The under side of the leaf is glossy,
which enables the turf manager to create a ‘striped’ effect
when moving fairways and athletic fields. After
establishment, QGI Seashore Paspalum is best
maintained at low fertility levels, while maintaining
optimum growth rates and dark green color.
WATER QUALITY TOLERANCE:
The most outstanding feature of QGI Seashore Paspalum
is its exceptional salt tolerance. It will proliferate
in soils irrigated with water higher than 2,500
ppm dissolve salts. It is considerably more salt
tolerant than bermudagrasses and Zoysiagrass.
QGI Seashore Paspalum is a succulent grass, and
is comparable to hybrid bermudagrasses in its
tolerance to heavy traffic. However, it is capable
of recovering very fast when traffic pressure
is relative, due to its aggressive growth habit.
QGI Seashore Paspalum spreads quickly during establishment
and forms a dense turf which will compete with
the presence of weeds when properly maintained.
Recent research has identified a group of pre-and-post-emergent
selective herbicides which are suitable for use
with Paspalum Vaginatum.
INSECT FERTILITY RANGE:
QGI Seashore Paspalum is susceptible to insects
that feed on foliage of grasses. These insects
are easily controlled by conventional methods.
SOIL FERTILITY RANGE:
QGI Seashore Paspalum grows well in a wide range
of soil pH and texture. It performs best on a
low level of applied Nitrogen, approximately
3 pounds N/100- square feet per year. Given a
balanced N:P:K program according to soil tests,
QGI Seashore Paspalum performs well in a fertility
program of about 50 to 70 % of the amount required
for Hybrid Bermudagrasses.
All P.vaginatum selections are sterile, and must
be propagated by transferring stolons or sod.
Under optimum conditions, QGI Seashore Paspalum
will cover ground approximately 30 % faster than
Golf Courses that have selected QGI Seashore Paspalum
as the preferred turfgrass for their tees, fairways
and roughs include:
Black Mountain Golf Club, Thailand
Thai Country Club, Thailand
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Malaysia
Royal Selangor Golf Club, Malaysia
Marina Bay Golf Club, Singapore