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Author(s):Toler, Joe E.; Higingbottom, Jason K.; McCarty, Lambert B.
Author Affiliation:Toler: Department of Applied Economics and Statistics ; Higingbottom and McCarty: Department of Horticulture, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Title:Influence of fertility and mowing height on performance of established centipedegrass
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 42, No. 3, June 2007, p. 678-681.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Alexandria, VA: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fertilization program; Mowing height; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Color; Percent living ground cover; Quality; Cultural methods; Performance; Fertilization rates
Abstract/Contents:"Centipedegrass [Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.] is widely grown throughout the southeastern United States as a low-maintenance turfgrass; however, limited peer-reviewed research is available on "best" cultural practices for established centipedegrass. This research was conducted to examine the long-term effects of mowing height and fertility regimens providing various rates and application times of soil-applied granular Fe and N on centipedegrass quality and surface coverage. Soil type was a Cecil sandy loam (clayey, kaolinitic, thermic Typic Hapludult) with a pH of 5.5. A mowing height of 3.8 cm was equal to or better than the 1.9 cm mowing height throughout the study. The rate of N fertilization played an important role in achieving optimal turfgrass quality and coverage with the two highest rates (97.6 and 195.2 kg·ha-1 N), generally providing similar results when applied as split applications in May and August and mowed at 3.8 cm. These treatments provided turfgrass quality ratings of 8.3-9.0, turfgrass color ratings of 8.1-8.7, and turfgrass coverage of 94% to 98% over a 3-year period. The addition of soil-applied Fe sulfate at a rate of 24.4 kg·ha-1 Fe was not beneficial to centipedegrass performance or color. Results indicate that the addition of 97.6 kg·ha-1 N, using split-applications in May and August and a mowing height of 3.8 cm for established centipedegrass, should achieve acceptable turfgrass quality and coverage."
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Toler, J. E., J. K. Higingbottom, and L. B. McCarty. 2007. Influence of fertility and mowing height on performance of established centipedegrass. HortScience. 42(3):p. 678-681.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.42.3.678
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