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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Controlling annual bluegrass in putting greens
Section:Questions and answers
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Source:Turf Culture [I]. Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1938, p. 9.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, D.C: USGA Green Section
Question:Several of our bent greens are badly spotted with annual bluegrass and each year this grass is spreading. How should we treat these greens?
Source of Question:Kansas
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composting; Golf greens; Poa annua control; Recommendations
Answer/Response:Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is probably the hardest of all grasses or weeds to remove from a putting green; in fact, when it becomes pretty well distributed throughout a green it is less expensive to remove the turf entirely and replant than try to weed it from the green. When it first appears, turf containing spots of annual bluegrass should be removed and pure bent turf replaced. This is a good method for keeping greens free from it, but is an expensive procedure where conditions are favorable to annual bluegrass. If, however, in the meantime the annual bluegrass has gone to seed, countless seeds will germinate the following spring and fall. In order to prevent a putting green from becoming infested with annual bluegrass, in constructing the green, care should also be taken to see that the compost used for topdressing is free from the seeds of this grass. Methods of obtaining topdressing material free from weed seeds are outlined in The Bulletin of the United States Golf Association Green Section for August and September, 1930. In some places many old greens which are full of annual bluegrass are giving satisfactory reults.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1938. Controlling annual bluegrass in putting greens. Turf Culture [I]. 1(1):p. 9.
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