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Author(s):Hanna, Wayne W.
Author Affiliation:Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia
Title:Improving ball lie in TifSport bermudagrass: Plant growth regulators produced a denser turf in TifSport, improving ball lie
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 2, February 2008, p. 122-123.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ball lie; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Plant growth regulators; Trinexapac-ethyl; Application rates; Mowing height; Quality evaluation; Nitrogen fertilization; Color; Density
Cultivar Names:TifSport; Cutlass; Tifton II; Tifton #4
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to determine "whether a combination of nitrogen and plant growth regulators would increase the lie at four different mowing heights/schedules." States that "to measure ball lie, [researchers] used a modified version of an instrument called the Lie-N-Eye." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the cultivars in the study were TifSport established in 2004, and two experimental vegetatively propagated bermudagrasses that had shown potential for golf course use, Tifton 11 and Tift #4, which were established in 2005." States that "ball lie measurements were taken by dropping two golf balls into each plot from a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) and then measuring the distance the ball sank into the turf." Reports that "differences in overall turf quality were small except for the 0.5 pound nitrogen/1,000 square feet treatment (2.49 grams/square meter), which reduced turf quality for TifSport in 2006 and for Tifton 11 in 2005...Nitrogen level had little effect on keeping the golf ball from sinking into the grass, and nitrogen + plant growth regulator treatments had almost no effect on ball lie in Tifton 11 and Tift #4." Concludes that "treatments with 1 or 1.5 pounds nitrogen/1,000 square feet (4.9 or 7.3 grams/square meter) produced similar turf quality and color in TifSport, Tifton 11 and Tift #4"; "treatments with nitrogen + Primo or nitrogen + Primo + Cutlass did not have major effects on improving turf quality or color"; and "applications of Primo or Primo + Cutlass produced a denser turf, which gave a higher ball lie in TifSport. Ball lie in Tifton 11 and Tift #4 was similar for all treatments and significantly better than ball lie in TifSport."
See Also:See also related article "Response of three bermudagrass genotypes to mowing height and nitrogen or growth regulators" USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online, 6(13) July 1 2007, p. [1-6] R=125193 R=125193
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hanna, W. W. 2008. Improving ball lie in TifSport bermudagrass: Plant growth regulators produced a denser turf in TifSport, improving ball lie. Golf Course Manage. 76(2):p. 122-123.
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