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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Time required after planting bents before greens are ready for play
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1941, p. 190.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:We are considering planting some of our greens with New Brunswick, Washington, or Metropolitan bent. Our present plan would be to plant a turf nursery and transplant the sod from there to a green when it is sufficiently far advanced to be used within a short time after being laid. How much time should be allowed for the development of the sod after the planting of the nursery and how soon after sodding can he greens be used for play?
Source of Question:Ontario
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of cultivar; Establishment rate; Establishment stage; Golf green establishment; Playability; Recommendations; Sodding
Answer/Response:For planting a nursery and doing a resodding job it would be advisable to plant the nursery this year and plan to use it next year. When sod is a year or two old it is much easier to handle than when it is much younger. When the sod in your nursery is well established it should be practical to move the old sod from your green and replace it with new sod, so as to be ready for play within 2 weeks from the time the old sod is lifted. There are many cases on record where greenkeepers have had everything in readiness and a good staff on hand Monday morning to remove the old sod, regrade the green, cultivate the surface soil, etc., lay the new sod and topdress it ready for the Saturday and Sunday play of the same week. Such newly sodded greens are by no means perfect putting surfaces but are passable and usually better than temporary greens. It does not hurt the new sod to be played on while it is growing and gradually being trued up by repeated topdressing.
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1941. Time required after planting bents before greens are ready for play. Turf Culture [II]. 2(3):p. 190.
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