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Author(s):Richardson, M. D.; Boyd, J. W.; McCalla, J. H.; Karcher, D. E.; Landreth, J. W.
Author Affiliation:Richardson, McCalla, Karcher, and Landreth: Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Boyd: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, Arkansas
Title:Sod production using seeded bermudagrass
Section:Turfgrasses and ornamentals
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Source:Horticultural Studies - 2003 [Arkansas]. October 2004, p. 65-66.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Fayetteville, Arkansas: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 520
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod production; Cynodon dactylon; Sod netting; Propagation; Seeding; Trinexapac-ethyl; Sod strength; Sod harvesting
Abstract/Contents:"The development of improved seeded bermudagrass cultivars has led to an increased interest in these grasses for numerous areas of turfgrass use. One area that has yet to be investigated is the potential to produce sod using a seed-propagated bermudagrass, rather than the standard practice of vegetative propagation, which is currently used. To this end, a series of studies are underway to investigate the effects of various production techniques on seeded bermudagrass sod production. A study was established during the 2003 growing season at a sod farm in Little Rock, Ark. An area was seeded with 'Riviera' bermudagrass at a seeding rate of 56 kg purelive-seed (PLS) ha-1 (50 lb PLS A-1). Plots were split into treatments that received either netting (Conwed fibers) or no netting immediately after planting. In addition, plots were treated with either 1.16 or 0.58 l ha-1 (16 or 8 oz. A-1) of trinexapac-ethyl (TE; trade name 'Primo'). At 10, 12, and 14 weeks after planting (WAP), strips of sod were harvested form each plot and the amount of harvested crop was determined from each treatment. In addition, harvested sod was tested for sod strength. The results of these studies indicated that netting was the critical component for producing sod with seeded bermudagrass. The netted plots had greater than 90% harvest at all harvest dates, while the non-netted plots had less than 20% harvest at any of the harvest dates. The TE had no effect on sod harvested or sod strength. These studies demonstrate that sod can be produced using seeded bermudagrass, but netting will decrease the time required to produce a marketable crop and reduce the amount of waste."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Richardson, M. D., J. W. Boyd, J. H. McCalla, D. E. Karcher, and J. W. Landreth. 2004. Sod production using seeded bermudagrass. Hortic. Studies. p. 65-66.
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