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Author(s):St. John, Rodney; Fry, Jack; Bremer, Dale; Keeley, Steve
Author Affiliation:St. John: Assistant Professor; Fry: Professor; Bremer and Keeley: Associate Professors; Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Title:Establishment rate and lateral spread of tall fescue cultivars: Do rhizomatous tall fescues provide faster establishment and greater spread than traditional turf-type tall fescues?
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 77, No. 2, February 2009, p. 113-118.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Establishment rate; Festuca arundinacea; Lateral growth; Rhizomatous growth habit; Variety trials; Growth studies; Poa pratensis; Rhizomes; Percent living ground cover
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "compare the establishment rate and lateral spread of rhizomatous tall fescue cultivars and a blend containing a rhizomatous cultivar with non-rhizomatous cultivars and Kentucky bluegrass." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "four tall fescue cultivars (Grande II, Regiment II, Varlexas, Kentucky 31), a tall fescue blend (Water Saver RTF: 39.84% Labarinth, 29.93% Barlexas II, 29.86% Barrington) and a Kentucky bluegrass (SR 2284) were seeded into a Chase silt loam soil in 4.9- x 4.9-foot (1.5- x 1.5-meter) plots arranged in a randomized complete block design." Reports that "Kentucky bluegrass was slowest to establish following seeding in fall 2005...Establishment is considered relatively quick for tall fescue, but slow for Kentucky bluegrass." Concludes that "establishment rate of Kentucky-31 tall fescue, a non-rhizomatous cultivar, was faster than that of Grande II and Regiment II (rhizomatous turf-type cultivars), Baerlexas (a non-rhizomatous turf-type cultivar), and Water Saver RTF (a blend containing the rhizomatous cultivar Labrinth). Rate of lateral spread from plugs, and into voids, was simliar among all tall fescue cultivars and the Water Saver RTF blend, but significantly slower than Kentucky bluegrass. Tall fescue cultivars marketed as having rhizome-forming capability, either in monstands or in a blend, did not hasten establishment rate or lateral spread in this study."
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St. John, R., J. Fry, D. Bremer, and S. Keeley. 2009. Establishment rate and lateral spread of tall fescue cultivars: Do rhizomatous tall fescues provide faster establishment and greater spread than traditional turf-type tall fescues?. Golf Course Manage. 77(2):p. 113-118.
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