Verona, WI

O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research Facility 

Annual Rainfall 36.7 inches per year

Soil Type Silt Loam

Soil pH 6.5


Average High   January:  23 °F   July:  81 °F
Average Low   January:  6 °F   July:  60 °F

Grass Type Fine Fescue

Mowing Height 2.5 inches

Fertility 2 lbs N/1000 ft2 per growing season

Irrigation To prevent drought stress


CTBT Fine Fescue Trial

Maintenance for 2008

Dr. John Stier and Ben Pease

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Horticulture

The CTBT Fine Fescue Trial is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research Facility in Verona, WI, just southwest of Madison. The trial is placed on parts of four adjacent 50’ by 50’ research plots, with the unused border areas planted to perennial ryegrass. Mowing is performed twice a week, using a riding rotary mower set at 2.5”. Irrigation is supplied twice a week at 100% evapotranspiration replacement. Fertility is managed with two pounds N/M/year on the following schedule: ½ pound N/M in May and July (sulfur coated urea with analysis of 34-0-11) and 1 pound N/M in November (urea, 46-0-0). Chemical applications for disease control and broadleaf weed control have not been necessary.