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Zorro Zoysia, ranked #1 among Zoysia in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program(NTEP), is a Zoysia matrella that is vegetatively propagated and genetically stable and uniform. Developed by Dr. M.C. Engelke and Texas A&M University, Zorro Zoysia is distinguished from other Zoysia grasses by its fine texture., high rhizome and tiller density, moderate drought tolerance, shade tolerance and rapid regrowth and recovery from damage. Zorro Zoysia tolerates close and frequent mowing making it applicable for sports fields, greens collars, tee boxes and fairways on golf courses. It is also great for residential and commercial lawns under either full sun or moderate shade in the southern United States. Zorro Zoysia also has sufficient winter hardiness to be used in open ares south of the missouri River Valley and the Appalachian Mountain Range, Zorro Zoysia has good defensive traits with genetic resistance to hunting billbug, fall armyworm, brown patch, yellow patch and Zoysia rust.
CHARACTERISTICS
COLOR
  Emerald Green
  Good fall color retention
TEXTURE
  Very Fine Blade
  Dense Blade Growth.
PERFORMANCE
  Withstands normal foot traffic and animal use.
  Recovery from damage is much faster than
  St.Augustine and Centipede.
  Better than Meyer Zoysia on drought tolerance
  and wilt.
CLIMATE
   Adaptable to varying climates of the Southern US
   Rated for USDA zones 7 to 10
SHADE TOLERANCE
   Very Good, up to 60 percent shade
MAINTENANCE
   For best results, requires reel mower. Needs 1/2" to
   3/4" of water per week during peak summer heat.

STRONG POINTS:
   Very resistant to Fall Army Worms, Hunting Bill
   Bug, Rust, Dollar Spot and Brown Patch. Better
   than Meyer Zoysia on drought tolerance.
   Requires less than 3 lbs of nitrogen per 1000
   sq ft per year. Greens up early and is one of
   the last zoysias to go dormant in the fall.
   Good on a variety of soil types
   (sand, sandy loam,clay) 
WEAK POINTS:
   Constant pet traffic can be a problem for Zorro.
   Pre-Emergent application times for Zorro
   are generally earlier than other zoysias.
  Chemical pre-emergent need to be applied
   in January and no later than the second
   week in February to insure no damage to turf
   during spring green up


   
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