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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Bumpy turf
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 2, November 1940, p. 127.
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:1
Question:"Our greens were planted vegetatively with Washington bent 7 years ago. This season the players are complaining that the greens are bumpy and that the surfaces are very uneven. Will you please advise us how often the greens should be topdressed and give us other information on the accepted practices of maintaining this grass?"
Source of Question:New York
Answer/Response:"From the standpoint of growth of grass, topdressing is desirable but by no means necessary. From the putting standpoint, however, topdressing is distinctly desirable since it provides a true putting surface. It is well to topdress greens when the surfaces become uneven. This occurs more frequently on some types of soil than on others. Golf courses are definitely affected by the amount of play. No set rule can therefore be laid down as to the frequency of topdressing that is best for any set of greens. Sometimes topdressing is applied to surfaces that are badly matted and the topdressing, therefore, has no chance to work down into the lower layers. In such cases the more often greens are topdressed, the more irregular they may become. In handling Washington bent greens it is a common practice to rake or brush the greens severely to remove as much of the excess growth as possible and thereby enable the topdressing material to work down into the low areas where it is matted in. If there is a tendency to produce an excessive amount of mat the raking or brushing process may be repeated throughout the summer every week or two. In the summer, rakings or brushings should be very mild, however. Topdressing is applied as needed and thoroughly matted in."
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Golf green maintenance; Leveling; Recommendations; Topdressing
Cultivar Names:Washington
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1940. Bumpy turf. Turf Culture [II]. 2(2):p. 127.
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