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Author(s):Harivandi, M. A.; Hagan, W. B.; Morris, K. N.
Author Affiliation:Harivandi and Hagan: University of California Cooperative Extension, Alameda, Canada; and Morris, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, Beltsville, Maryland
Title:Evaluating bentgrasses for quality, speed, thatch development and annual bluegrass invasion
Section:Genetics, breeding & variety evaluation
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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. 60-61.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Aberystywth, Ceredigion, UK: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Thatch; Turfgrass quality; Golf green speed; Golf greens; Poa annua; Color; Leaf texture; Visual evaluation; Cultivars; Weed resistance; Density
Abstract/Contents:Describes a study to evaulate newer bentgrass cultivars for "1) overall quality, color, leaf texture, and density; 2) golf ball roll characteristics; 3) thatch development; and 4) P. annua invasion in 18 commercially available old and new creeping bentgrass cultivars." States that the study took place at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, California, on California's Central Coast and states that "the 18 creeping bentgrasses were seeded in September 1997 on a practice golf green built according to United States Golf Association [USGA], 2-tier (no intermediate "choker" layer) golf green construction specifications." Discusses the turf maintenance procedures for the course of the study and states that each plot was rated monthly for overall quality, once a year for leaf texture, and twice a year for turf density and for ball roll distance using a Stimpmeter. States that "'L-93' received the highest quality rating (7.6)" and "'Pencross'... received the lowest quality rating," but no cultivar had statistically different Stimpmeter readings. Also states that the study "revealed a significant increase in overall quality, color, and leaf texture in modern, newly-marketed bentgrass cultivars," and "some of the newer cultivars also demonstrated greater resistance to P. annua invasion than older cultivars." Concludes that new bentgrass cultivars "should prove more aesthetically pleasing and provide a better putting surface with less need for P. annua suppression than older cultivars" in climatic conditions similar to California's Central Coast.
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Harivandi, M. A., W. B. Hagan, and K. N. Morris. 2005. Evaluating bentgrasses for quality, speed, thatch development and annual bluegrass invasion. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. 10:p. 60-61.
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