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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Covering up for winter
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 32, No. 6, November/December 2003, p. 5-7.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Protective covers; Winterizing; Winterkill; Desiccation; Winter dormancy; Golf greens; Topdressing; Temperatures
Abstract/Contents:Discusses turfgrasses winterkill, citing "fungi...low temperature kill, toxic gases, and dessication" as potential causes. Explains that "wind moving across a living turf in frozen soil removes water vapor from the leaves...Overall, moisture lost from the leaves when the temperature is below 40Ā° F [Fahrenheit] is significantly less than during warmer temperatures because the plants are not actively growing and use less moisture." Mentions potential solutions to winterkill, including topdressing and the use of a turf cover. Concludes that "heavy sand topdressing or synthetic turf covers can help prevent winter desiccation."
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Stier, J. 2003. Covering up for winter. Grass Roots. 32(6):p. 5-7.
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