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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:A brief review of turfgrass growth regulators
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 35, No. 3, May/June 2006, p. 4-5, 7, 9.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:4
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Plant growth regulators; Gibberellins; Root growth; Shoot growth; Kinetin; History; Paclobutrazol; Flurprimidol; Mowing frequency; Application methods; Phytotoxicity; Ethephon; Trinexapac-ethyl
Trade Names:Embark; Cutless; Primo; Proxy
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the emergence of turfgrass growth regulators, stating that "interest in using growth reulators for turf management began after WW [World War] II...The objective at the time was to reduce mowing requirements." States that "during the 1970s...turf growth retardants became available which promised less phytotoxicity than [previous] chemistry." Describes the process of gibberellic acid inhibitors, explaining that "paclobutrazol, and the chemically-similar flurprimidol, reduce vertical turf growth without generally reducing tillering or other development." Mentions that "during the mid to late 1990s, turf managers who had never used PGRs [plant growth regulators] before began relying on Primo." Discusses ethephon, "a unique type of PGR [that] was released for turf management." States that ethephon is unique among turf growth regulators as the chemical, 2-chloroethyl phosphoric acid, is metabolized by plants to form ethylene gas." Suggests potential application times for PGRs.
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Stier, J. 2006. A brief review of turfgrass growth regulators. Grass Roots. 35(3):p. 4-5, 7, 9.
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