Centennial bentgrass blend offers the ideal solution for your golf and fine turf applications. As a blend, Centennial offers the benefits of genetic biodiversity; providing the best opportunity for success and a safety net against disease and pest issues that can destroy mono stands. But how do you create a blend that doesn’t require two different management practices? It takes a special pair of varieties to create a functional blend; they must be indistinguishable, yet genetically unique. The varieties must be identical in critical traits such as establishment, color, density, leaf texture, disease resistance and overall turf quality to ensure both thrive. Combining two similar varieties ensure a consistent, uniform playing surface that does not show segregation. Piper and Oakley, while genetically quite different, perform almost identically. In the recent NTEP trials, Piper and Oakley performed statistically the same in these critical traits. But being selected from different parents ensures they are stronger together.