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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Italian rye grass on Bermuda greens
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1939, p. 151-152.
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:2
Question:"Our Bermuda greens are not doing so well this year. It occurs to me that it would be better not to sow the Italian rye on these greens but give the soil the winter rest and not have the Italian rye shading the Bermuda grass from the sun in the spring. I will appreciate your advice on the use of Italian rye grass on Bermuda grass."
Source of Question:Tennessee
Answer/Response:"It is a common practice to through the South to plant Bermuda grass greens to ryegrass in the fall to give a green covering for winter play. This growth of ryegrass tends to slow down the growth of Bermuda grass in the spring but after a short time it seems to grow as well if it had not been seeded to ryegrass. One of the common practices is to let the greens become dry in the spring before Bermuda grass starts to grow. Drying of the greens tends to check the growth of ryegrass and much of it will die. After competition is removed in this way the Bermuda grass should be heavily fertilized to stimulate as rapid a growth as possible in order to cover up the bare spots."
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Golf green maintenance; Lolium multiflorum; Recommendations
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USGA Green Section. 1939. Italian rye grass on Bermuda greens. Turf Culture [II]. 1(2):p. 151-152.
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