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Author(s):Hickey, M. J.; Murphy, J. W.; Hume, D. E.
Author Affiliation:Hickey and Hume: AgResearch, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Murphy: TurfTech, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Title:A comparison of three renovation techniques used on bowling greens in New Zealand for the management of established cotula
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. 95-96.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Comparisons; Sports turf renovation; Bowling greens; Sports turf maintenance; Cotula; Organic matter; Quality evaluation; Soil moisture; Soil density; Plant density; Thatch control
Geographic Terms:New Zealand
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study comparing "traditional renovation systems with verti-cutting renovation of cotula bolwing greens with differing management inputs in New Zeland." Explains that "relationships were examined between soil and OM [organic matter], soil moisture, soil density, plant density and green performance as measured by jack roll." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "twenty-three functional greens from 13 clubs, from within the Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Central Otago and Dunedin Bowling Centres were selected to represent a range of different climatic conditions, ecological status and applied nitrogen (N) rates...Previously greens were mostly traditionally managed but where applicable clubs were requested to renovate each green with one of the three renovation methods...depending on initial soil OM levels." Reports that "though the plant surface moisture was influenced by irrigation or rainfall prior to sampling there was no effect of time of year or treatment...In the soil layer (8-37 mm [millimeters]), verti-cutting alone had the lowest soil moisture levles...compared to traditional and traditional + verti-cutting...as a result of lower soil OM and higher soil density." Concludes that "greens with low soil OM and low N inputs that are verti-cut around 5 times a year to a depth of 7 mm (during the cooler moist seasons) to remove surface thatch and to stimulate new growth do appear to hold their quality, at least in the short term...Verti-cutting alone can thus potentially provide the bowls greenkeeper with a lower cost renovation management system."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hickey, M. J., J. W. Murphy, and D. E. Hume. 2008. A comparison of three renovation techniques used on bowling greens in New Zealand for the management of established cotula. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 95-96.
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