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Author(s):Graffis, Don W.
Author Affiliation:Extension Agronomist
Title:Quality lawn seed
Source:Lawn and Ornamentals Research. 1965, p. 3-6.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Wooster, Ohio: OARDC
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Seed quality; Lawn turf; Seed purity; Seed storage; State Legislation; Weeds; Purchasing; Seed costs; Seed germination; Seed certification
Abstract/Contents:Discusses lawn seed quality. States that "seeds of a turfgrass species may vary considerably among different seed lots. Quality differences are indicated by purity and germination tests." Explains that "purity of seeds refers to the presence of the desired seeds and absence of seeds of other grass varieties and species, weeds, and crops and intert materials such as sticks, chaff, and dirt." Also states that "the Ohio Seed Law requires labeling but imposes no restriction on the quantity of impurities with the exceptions of weed seed content...The Ohio Seed Law prohibits the sale of turfgrass containing more than 9 primary noxious weeds per pound (1 in 50 grams), more than 1/4 percent by weight of secondary noxious weeds, or more than 2 1/2 percent by weight of all weeds." Lists several primary and secondary noxious weeds in Ohio. States that "high quality turfgrass seed mixtures for fine turf areas may cost more per pound than coarse textured seed. However, the cost per viable seed per square foot seeded or the cost to seed 1,000 square feet is usually less for the fine textured than the coarse textured."
Note:"September 1965"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Graffis D. W. 1965. Quality lawn seed. Lawn Ornamentals Res. p. 3-6.
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