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Author(s):DiPaola, Joseph M.
Author Affiliation:North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Title:Dormant transplanting of bermudagrass sod.
Source:Turfgrass Topics. Vol. 8, No. 1, January/February 1987, p. 4.
Publishing Information:Athens, GA: University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Abscisic acid; Fertilization records; Transplanting; Cynodon; Sod; Dormancy
Abstract/Contents:"When you must install sod during fall and winter, you run the risk of turf loss because of low temperature exposure and winter desiccation. Studies at North Carolina State University during the last two years have examined the influence of chemical and cultural treatments on the survival of Tifway and Tifgreen bermudagrass sod transplanted outside of the growing season. Treatments before harvest and/or at the time of sod installation included: (1) Application of plant hormones (indolebutyric acid and gibberellic acid), (2) Potassium fertilization (5 pounds of potassium per 1,000 square feet), (2) Raised mowing height (2 times normal height) during fall and spring, (4) Anti-transpirant applications (Abscisic acid), (5) Annual ryegrass overseeding (7 pounds per 1,000 square feet, and (6) A sod harvest depth of 1/2, 1 and 1-1/2 inches. All sod in the study survived fall and winter transplanting during the winters of 198-85 and 1985-86, despite record low air temperatures of -8 F in January 1985. The chemical and cultural treatments did not influence the survival of dormant transplanted bermudagrass. Installation of sod during late fall and early winter (November and December) resulted in reduced spring root development and turf quality, compared to early fall or late winter (September, October, February, March and April) transplanting. Overseeding with annual ryegrass significantly reduced the spring root strength and depth of dormant transplanted bermudagrass sod. Spring greenup occurred first for sods installed during early fall. The re-establishment of the sod test field from remaining rhizomes (underground stems) was poor after late fall and early winter harvests, due to low-temperature kill."
Note:From Lawn Servicing, November/December, 1986.
Entire text as abstract.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
DiPaola, J. M. 1987. Dormant transplanting of bermudagrass sod.. Turfgrass Topics [Ga]. 8(1):p. 4.
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