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Author(s):Hartwiger, Chris; O'Brien, Patrick
Author Affiliation:United State Golf Association Green Section
Title:The bentgrass -to- ultradwarf investment
Source:Tennessee Turfgrass. February/March 2008, p. 18-22.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Franklin, TN: Leading Edge Communications, LLC
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis; Cynodon; Costs; Choice of cultivar; Conversion; Dwarf bermudagrasses; Conservation; Fungicides; Budgets; Mowing; Playability
Abstract/Contents:Discusses converting from bentgrass to ultradwarf bermudagrass, highlighting potential financial advantages and disadvantages. States that "the first golf courses in the Southeast region that converted from bentgrass to ultradwarf bermudagrass were courses that just wanted something better." Emphasizes that "these courses did not make the switch with the goal of saving money. They wanted better putting greens. They wanted more sustainable greens that were less likely to die in the summer." Offers potential financial considerations to take when deciding whether or not to convert from bentgrass to ultradwarf bermudagrass. Explains that "ultradwarf bermudagrasses are tailor-made for high levels of play, particularly during the summer months...A second revenue opportunity will occur at golf courses that historically have struggled with bentgrass greens in the summer...A final revenue opportunity exists due to differences in core-aeration timing and frequency." Concludes that "the bottom line with ultradwarf bermudagrass is that clubs would not remove the bentgrass if the ultradwarf varieties were not performing at higher levels. Savings can and do occur, but sustainability and the opportunity to focus resources on practices related to playability (as opposed to life support) are the reasons why golf courses are making the conversion."
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See Also:Other items relating to: Bermudagrasses - Ultradwarf Cultivars
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hartwiger, C., and P. O'Brien. 2008. The bentgrass -to- ultradwarf investment. Tenn. Turfgrass. p. 18-22.
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