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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Variations in color on greens
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 3, December 1939, p. 255.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:Our greens are constructed of heavy clay and sand, but there are places where there has been very little sand worked through the heavy clay. When hard frosts come our greens are left spotted in color. Has soil texture anything to do with the way our greens take on this spotted appearance?
Source of Question:Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf greens; Low temperature discoloration
Answer/Response:The difference in the color of the patches of grass in your greens is probably due to differences in the individual grasses rather than in the soil. Some individual plants are more quickly checked by cold weather than are other plants. Those which continue to grow after the others have become semidormant and give the green a spotted appearance. There are times when a single strain of grass shows these irregularities. This is no doubt due to some soil condition but as yet no one has determined just what these peculiar soil conditions may be. This condition in a single variety is most likely to occur in a heavy poorly drained soil, although it often occurs on an open-textured soil that is well drained.
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USGA Green Section. 1939. Variations in color on greens. Turf Culture [II]. 1(3):p. 255.
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