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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Best bents for northern sections
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 3, December 1939, p. 256.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:To assist our club in reaching a decision as to the best type of grass for the greens, I am writing to find out what information and advice you can give me in respect to the three different types that are under consideration. The grasses in question are New Brunswick bent, Washington bent, and Metropolitan bent.
Source of Question:Ontario
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Choice of cultivar; Golf greens; Recommendations; Regional variation; Snow molds
Answer/Response:New Brunsiwck bent is a seaside creeping bent, seed of which is produced in New Brunswick. Washington and Metropolitan bents are both creeping bents and are propagated by stolons. Any of these three grasses should give you satisfactory turf for putting greens. The seaside bent is much more susceptible to snowmold than most of the other common bents used for putting green turf. The Washington and Metropolitan bents, although they are subject to attacks of snowmold fungus under certain conditions, are very resistant to the disease and ordinarily are not seriously damaged by it. Since you are in a region where the snowmold disease may be very troublesome it would perhaps be wise for you to use some grass other than the New Brunswick bent. Either the Washington or the Metropolitan would be satisfactory. The Washington is a little finer than the Metropolitan bent but it has the objection that it becomes discolored during cool weather. This discoloration, however, does not affect its putting qualities.
Cultivar Names:New Brunswick; Washington; Metropolitan
Language:English
References:0
Geographic Terms:Ontario, Canada
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1939. Best bents for northern sections. Turf Culture [II]. 1(3):p. 256.
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