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Author(s):Bughrara, Suleiman
Author Affiliation:Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University
Title:Performance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars in Michigan: 2001-05
Meeting Info.:Grand Rapids, MI: January 8-10, 2007
Source:2006 MSU Turfgrass Research Reports. Vol. 2, 2007, p. [1-7].
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Percent living ground cover; Poa pratensis; Variety trials; Turfgrass profile; Quality evaluation
Abstract/Contents:Presents the results of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Kentucky bluegrass test, "established in September 2000 at the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center at Michigan State University (MSU)." Explains that "the test [was] comprised of 172 commercial cultivars...The trial was mowed three tmes per week at a height of 2.5 inches. Three to four pounds of N [nitrogen] per 1000 square feet were applied each growing season. Plants were irrigated whenever necessary to prevent wilting." Profiles Kentucky bluegrass, stating that it "is the most widely used turfgrass in Michigan. It is used in home lawns, institutional grounds, parks and athletic fields. The species is persistent and attractive and has a medium to fine leaf texture and medium to dark green color when properly fertilized...This grass species does not tolerate poorly drained soils or extensive shade. Kentucky bluegrass generally requires more nitrogen (N) than other cool-season grasses and tends to produce a significant amount of thatch." Reports that "few differences in turfgrass quality were found among the Kentucky bluegrass entries in this test during 2001-05. In spite of differences in growing conditions between 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 the average turfgrass quality of some improved cultivars varied little among seasons."
Note:In table of contents, title appears as "Kentucky bluegrass performance 2001-2006", and authors appear as "Suleiman Bughara and Lori Williams"
Geographic Terms:Michigan
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bughrara, S. 2007. Performance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars in Michigan: 2001-05. MSU Turfgrass Res. Rep. 2:p. [1-7].
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