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Author(s):Lush, W. M.; Birkenhead, J. A.
Author Affiliation:Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Turf Research and Advisory Institute, Frankston, Vic., Australia
Title:Establishment of turf using advanced ('pregerminated') seeds
Source:Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Vol. 27, 1987, p. 323-327.
Publishing Information:Melbourne: American Institute of Agricultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Establishment; Pregermination; Seeds; Golf greens; Bowling greens; Lawn turf; Agrostis tenuis; Lolium perenne; Poa pratensis; Emergence
Abstract/Contents:SUMMARY: "Advanced seeds (i.e. partially germinated seeds) of bent, ryegrass and bluegrass germinated and emerged up to 10 days before controls. In well-watered turf, the rate of development of ground cover and the final composition of bent and ryegrass swards were not influenced by using advanced seeds, but bluegrass swards contained more bluegrass and fewer weeds. From these results we generalize that the benefits of advancing are least in species that naturally germinate rapidly (e.g. ryegrass) and greatest in slow germinators (e.g. bluegrass). Sowing advanced seeds is most likely to be useful where: (i) management of newly sown turf is a problem, (ii) competition from weeds is expected, (iii) cosmetic repairs are needed urgently, (iv) an important and slow germinating component of a seed mix is expensive or rare, (v) seeds are dormant, or (vi) the weather is cold."
Language:English
References:10
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See Also:Other items relating to: PREGRM
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Lush, W. M., and J. A. Birkenhead. 1987. Establishment of turf using advanced ('pregerminated') seeds. Aust. J. Exp. Agric. Anim. Husbandry. 27:p. 323-327.
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