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Author(s):Cereti, C. F.; Rossini, F.; Stancanelli, G.
Author Affiliation:Department of Crop Production, UniversitĆ  della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Title:Growth and quality parameters of Festuca arundinacea under different watering levels in Central Italy
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Meeting Info.:Llandudno, Wales, UK: July 10-15, 2005
Source:International Turfgrass Society Annexe - Technical Papers 2005. Vol. 10, 2005, p. 34-35.
Publishing Information:Aberystywth, Ceredigion, UK: International Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Festuca arundinacea; Irrigation rates; Growth; Turfgrass quality; Visual evaluation; Density; Evapotranspiration; Irrigation
Cultivar Names:Safari; Irrigation uniformity
Geographic Terms:Italy
Abstract/Contents:Discusses a study of "adaptability and durability of a turf under reduced maintenance in the Mediterranean area, with a daily watering scheme." States that the study was conducted near Viterbo, central Italy, in sandy loam soil, "with medium-low organic matter (1.4%) content and neutral pH," and "irrigation levels were 100%, 75%, 50%, and 25% or corrected evapotranspiration." States that "the turf was seeded (3/1999) distributing 25 gm-2 of Festuca arundinacea 'Safari' in 20 plots, 3x3 m," and visual turf ratings were taken during the study and given based on the same scale, with 9 being the best and 1 being the worst; turfgrass quality was evaulated monthly using uniformity, color, density, texture, and diseases; uniformity was evaluated seasonally. Discusses the results of each evaulation. Concludes that "this work on Tall Fescue demonstrated ... that good turf quality and durability could be obtained with irrigation levels which were lower than evapotranspirated water. An irrigation level providing 75% of ET can satisfy most turf needs, promoting growth of a health and durable Tall Fescue turf with good water savings. The similar performances of the plots irrigated at 75% and 50% ET can also suggest the employment of a variable rate irrigation: lower irrigation can sustain turf during low stress periods, whilst increased irrigation can help Tall Fescue withstand high temperatures or physical stress (i.e. overtrampling) events."
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Cereti, C. F., F. Rossini, and G. Stancanelli. 2005. Growth and quality parameters of Festuca arundinacea under different watering levels in Central Italy. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. 10:p. 34-35.
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