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Author(s):Landry, Gil
Author Affiliation:Extension Agronomy Dept. Athens, GA.
Title:Dormant Sod Transplanting
Source:Turfgrass Topics. Vol. 3 [9], No. 1, Winter 1988, p. 2-6.
Publishing Information:Athens, GA: University of Georgia, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod transplanting; Dormancy; Establishment; Cynodon dactylon; Desiccation; Winterkill; Winter injury; Installation; Cultural methods; IBA; Gibberellic acid; Root strength; Root depth; Overseeding; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Zoysia japonica
Abstract/Contents:Studies initiated in 1984 to determine the feasibility of transplanting dormant bermudagrass sod show dormant or off-season (October-April) sodding can provide advantages: 1) improve environment by reducing erosion, mud, dust and weeds, 2) increase occupancy rate of newly constructed buildings, 3) extend contractor's production time to reduce peak demand season. Care must be taken to prevent winter desiccation and low temperature injury to sod which has a limited root system. Installation timing and the effects of chemical and cultural treatments on the survival of off-season tranplanted sod were examined. Successful transplanting depends on proper soil preparation, good soil-to-sod contact, avoiding low temperature injury, proper water management to prevent desiccation, and the use of healthy sod (which can be hard to determine when sod is dormant or overseeded).
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Landry, G. 1988. Dormant Sod Transplanting. Turfgrass Topics [Ga]. 3 [9](1):p. 2-6.
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