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Author(s):De Bruijn, K.
Author Affiliation:Barenbrug Recherches, Mas Grenier, France
Title:The association of Cynodon dactylon and cool-season grass for sod production in the south of France: A sustainable solution
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 73-74.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Cool season turfgrasses; Sod production; Koeleria macrantha; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; Lolium multiflorum; Poa trivialis; Overseeding; Climatic factors; Color
Geographic Terms:North Mediterranean
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted "to demonstrate that a sustainable solution of evergreen turf is realistic for sod growers and end-user in the North mediterranean area." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "overseeding of cool-season grass mixture was on 20th October 2003 on half the plot. Mixture composition: 30% Barkoel fesuce, 30% Barkoel (Koeleria macrantha Schult.), 20% Labarinth RTF (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), 45% Barleduc tall fescue and 5% Bardorado perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Seeding and overseeding with Ryan seeding equipment...Mowing height 2 cm [centimeters] in summer and 4 cm other time of the year, mowing once a week during the growing season. One pesticide application against broad leaves on both plots. The characteristics of the turf were visually monitored." Reports that "establishment or sod density in the first year (2003) was not as good as that desired for being weed-free, due to late seeding in August and low fertilization after summer. The overseeding with RTF [Festuca arundinacea Schreb.] mixture the same year of the just established Bermudagrass turf did not hinder the establishment of the perennial ryegrass and the tall fescue Labarinth, which did show good winter color and light winter growth...At the end of the summer 2004, the sod density had increased remarkably due to filling up with Koeleria macrantha 'Barkoel' together with a decrease in leaf size of tall fescue, an event already known from other trials." Concludes that "an experiment of overseeding of Cynodon dactylon BAR-CD5 in the Rhone delta in France with mixtures of winter green grasses (Lolium perenne Bardorado and Mediterranean creeping tall fescue) in association with Koeleria macrantha Barkoel resulted in an all-year around green turf, fine leaved in spite of the use of tall fescue and persistent for over 2 years and produced high quality sod for low maintenance turf."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
De Bruijn, K. 2008. The association of Cynodon dactylon and cool-season grass for sod production in the south of France: A sustainable solution. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 73-74.
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