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Author(s):Bughrara, Suleiman
Author Affiliation:Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University
Title:Performance of tall fescue cultivars in Michigan: 2001-06
Meeting Info.:Grand Rapids, MI: January 8-10, 2007
Source:2006 MSU Turfgrass Research Reports. Vol. 2, 2007, p. [1-8].
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Percent living ground cover; Festuca arundinacea; Variety trials; Turfgrass profile; Quality evaluation
Abstract/Contents:Presents the results of "two National Turfgrass Evaluation [Program] (NTEP) tall fescue tests...established in August 2001 at the Hancock Research Center at Michigan State University (MSU)." Explains that "the first test was established for quality evaluation which indicates the overall appearance of the turf and can incorporate several components including density, texture, uniformity, color, and freedom from disease and insect damage. The second test was established for traffic tolerance evaluation which is the combination of wear and compaction stress that occurs whenever a turf is exposed to foot or vehicular traffic." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "each test includes 160 commercial cultivars...each cultivar was seeded in 4 by 6 plots at a rate of 4.4 lb [pounds] of seed per 1000 sq. ft. [square feet]." Profiles tall fescue, stating that it "is a resilient grass that adapts well to a wide range of growing conditions. It is used in home lawns, grounds, parks, playgrounds and forages. It is also a popular choice for low maintenance areas such as airports, fairgrounds, or as a highway roadside stabilizer or for soil erosion control." Comcludes that "some tall fescue cultivars with high turfgrass quality show higher traffic tolerance while other show low traffic tolerance."
Note:In table of contents, title appears as "Tall fescue 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 tall fescue cultivars in Michigan: 2001-06. MSU Turfgrass Res. Rep. 2:p. [1-8].
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