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Author(s):Karcher, D.; Summerford, J.; Richardson, M.; Boyd, J.; Patton, A.
Author Affiliation:University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Title:Managing Festuca pratensis and tetraploid Lolium perenne as an overseeded turf on athletic fields
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. 103-104.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Festuca pratensis; Turf maintenance; Tetraploidy; Lolium perenne; Overseeding; Athletic fields; Traffic; Mowing height; Nitrogen fertilization; Fertilization rates; Quality evaluation; Percent living ground cover; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "determine the effects of mowing height and nitrogen (N) fertility rate on the quality and coverage of overseeded meadow fescue and tetraploid perennial ryegrass under trafficked and non-trafficked conditions." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "perennial ryegrass (cv 'Integra'), tetraploid perennial ryegrass (cv 'T3'), and meadow fescue (Expt. 'AMF29') were each established in September 2006 as an overseeded turf in a dormant bermudagrass sports turf. Three common athletic field mowing heights were applied to each species, including a low (6.4 mm [millimeters]), medium (12.8 mm), and high (19.2 mm) height...Following establishment, traffic was applied weekly to half of each plot at a rate of three passes per week, beginning 21 [March] 2007, using a Cady Traffic Simulator to simulate the forces of a football game on the turf surface." Reports results related to turf quality and turf cover. Concludes that "tetraploid perennial ryegrass performed similarly to diploid perennial ryegrass throughout most of the study. Therefore, the use of tetraploid ryegrass as a substitution for perennial ryegrass might be a possibility; however, under decreased mowing heights, increased N fertility may be needed to obtain similar turf coverage. Meadow fescue is the least tolerant of the three species to traffic and colder temperatures and should not be used in overseeding situations where excessive traffic is expected. However, meadow fescue could be a good alternative overseeding species in higher cut areas with little traffic, such as lawns, in growing regions with mild winters."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Karcher, D., J. Summerford, M. Richardson, J. Boyd, and A. Patton. 2008. Managing Festuca pratensis and tetraploid Lolium perenne as an overseeded turf on athletic fields. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 103-104.
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