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Author(s):Liu, Haibo; McCarty, Bert; Baldwin, Christian M.; Sarvis, William G.; Long, Steve H.
Author Affiliation:Liu: Associate Professor; McCarty: Professor; Baldwin and Sarvis: Students, Department of Horticulture, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina; Long: Sod Farm Manager, Palmetto Turf Farms, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Title:Painting dormant bermudagrass putting greens: Painting bermudagrass greens in winter is a viable option for some superintendents
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 75, No. 11, November 2007, p. 86-91.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Colorants; Dormancy; Golf greens; Cynodon; Mowing height; Winter; Fertilization; Visual evaluation; Ball roll distance; Temperatures; Spring green-up; Playability
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the potential benefits of painting dormant bermudagrass greens. Presents a study conducted "to evaluate the effects of three paints, three fall mowing heights before painting and applications of a plant growth regulator and foliar and granular fertilizers on ball-roll distance in winter, soil and surface temperatures, spring green-up, bermudagrass recovery and summer turf performance." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the study was conducted from May 2005 to May 2007 at Clemson University, Clemson, [South Carolina] on TifEagle bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon Burtt-Davey x C. transvaalensis L.) established with sprigs in summer 2002 on a green constructed to USGA [United States Golf Association] recommendations." Details mowing treatments, fertilizer, and overseeding treatments, turf paints used, and data collection. Reports that "during the winter months, all painted plots and the foliar-fertilized overseeded plots provided statistically equal turfgrass or paint quality with average visual ratings of 6.6 or higher...Mowing height affected ball-roll distance, but there were no significant differences in ball-roll distance between painted treatments and dormant control treatments at the same mowing height." Concludes that "painting bermudagrass greens in winter provides adequate green color and playability and longer ball-roll distance compared to overseeded grass mowed at the same height."
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Partial reprint appears in GCSAA's Research Synopsis: Completed Projects Published Between 2007-2009, [2010], p. 58-59
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Liu, H., B. McCarty, C. M. Baldwin, W. G. Sarvis, and S. H. Long. 2007. Painting dormant bermudagrass putting greens: Painting bermudagrass greens in winter is a viable option for some superintendents. Golf Course Manage. 75(11):p. 86-91.
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