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Author(s):Holbert, Nancy
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer, Yardley, Pennsylvania
Title:Tough turf: Finding a balance between looks and durability
Section:Central region
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Source:Turf: Central. Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2007, p. B18.
Publishing Information:St. Johnsbury, VT: Moose River Publishing LLC
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Amount of play; Wear; Maintenance scheduling; Membership relations; Chemical control; Golf green maintenance; Course profile; Triadimefon; Fertilization; Maintenance programs
Facility Names:Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, in Lexington, Kentucky
Abstract/Contents:Describes maintenance practices used at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. States that the resort "caters to about 125 outings per year...[and] 37,000 rounds [of golf] per year [so] the course has to be durable." Mentions maintenance concerns, stating that "the outing schedule can really mess with [the] maintenance, especially in the mowing program." Discusses chemical use at the club, stating that the director of grounds "believes in judicious fertility...[and] he backs up his approach with preventive fungicides...When it comes to managing weeds on fairways, he relies on two applications of Prograss herbicide in the fall to take care of juvenile Poa annua, a prolific seedhead producer." Also mentions green care techniques, stating that "bentgrass greens receive 1 pound of nitrogen in the spring and 2 pounds in the fall." Concludes that "by keeping...fertility low, and adhering to strong fungicide and herbicide programs, [the club is] able to grow a pretty, quality turf that has the durability to stand up to...heavy traffic during stress periods. It sometimes takes some juggling, but it works."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Holbert, N. 2007. Tough turf: Finding a balance between looks and durability. Turf: Centr. 18(1):p. B18.
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