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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Grass mixtures
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1941, p. 192.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:What do you consider the best grasses for seeding fairways and the rough on golf courses in the eastern part of the United States, including the New England section and in the Middle West? I should also like to know what percentage of each of these grasses is most desirable in your estimation for establishing a good turf under the respective conditions. Also, where a mixture of grasses instead of a single grass is to be used in seeding a green, what should be used? Any information which you can give along these lines will be appreciated.
Source of Question:Connecticut
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis alba; Agrostis tenuis; Choice of species; Establishment; Poa pratensis; Recommendations; Seed mixtures
Answer/Response:For fairway purposes, we generally recommend a mixture of about 85 per cent Kentucky bluegrass, 10 percent redtop, and 5 percent Colonial bent. Farther north where conditions are likely to be favorable for fescue we include anywhere from 20 percent to 60 percent fescue in the mixture to replace the Kentucky bluegrass. The amount we recommend depends on the likelihood of success with fescue. In the New England district where bent is likely to do well we usually recommend that the amount of Colonial bent be increased to 10 percent to 15 percent. For seeding the rough, sheeps fescue is about as satisfactory as anything, although when sheeps fescue cannot be obtained we ordinarily recommend Chewing's fescue. Canada bluegrass also is satisfactory for this purpose, especially on poor soils in the more northern regions. In the case of mixed bent greens, we have been recommending a mixture composed chiefly of Colonial bent, with from 5 to 10 percent seaside bent, and from 5 percent to 30 or 40 percent velvet bent, depending on whether the recommendation is for a district where velvet bent thrives.
Language:English
References:0
Geographic Terms:New England, United States; Midwest United States
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1941. Grass mixtures. Turf Culture [II]. 2(3):p. 192.
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