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Author(s):Noer, O. J.
Author Affiliation:Milwaukee Sewerage Commission, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Title:Turf conference speech
Meeting Info.:Baltimore, MD: February 8-9, 1954
Source:1954 Annual Conference Mid-Atlantic Association of GolfCourse Superintendents. 1954, p. 15-22.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:West Point, PA: West Point Lawn Products
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Climate; Climatic factors; Soil moisture; Temperatures; Fertilizers; Soil fertility; Seeding rate; Drainage; Organic matter; Seed costs; Sand-based golf greens; Aerification; Pythium diseases; Copper spot; Dollar spot; Drechslera leaf spot; Vertical mowing; Irrigation practices; Fairy rings
Abstract/Contents:Discusses factors that may contribute to grass growth. Reports that in 1953 "about 500 grasses have been identified in the U.S. [United States]. The ones which are suitable for use on turf areas can be counted on the fingers of two hands. So choice is limited. In the south warm-season grasses such as bermuda, carpetgrass, St. Augustinegrass...are used. In the north [turf growers] depend upon the so called cool-seaon grasses; principally the bluegrasses, the fescues and the bentgrasses." Explains that "night time as well as day time temperatures are an imporant factor in plant and grass growth." Emphasizes that "soil condition is a very important factor. The need for a fertile soil is stressed, sometimes above everything else." Also emphasizes the role of soil drainage in plant health, stating that "a fertile soil must do more than furnish plant food. First, it must be well drained and when considering drainage, one should think in two terms; surface and under drainage. Good surface drainage comes first, because the quickest way to remove surplus water is by run off. After that comes good under-drainage." Discusses growing grass from seed. Profiles beach grass, stating that "the beachgrass adapts itself to the local environment with respect to moisture." Mentions topdressing, "in order to build a deep layer of good soil above the sand layer." Profiles turfgrass conditions throughout the United States in 1953. Also mentions possible methods of controlling turfgrass diseases.
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Noer, O. J. 1954. Turf conference speech. p. 15-22. In 1954 Annual Conference Mid-Atlantic Association of GolfCourse Superintendents. Baltimore, MD: February 8-9, 1954. West Point, PA: West Point Lawn Products.
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