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DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI.45.1.113
Web URL(s):https://journals.ashs.org/hortsci/view/journals/hortsci/45/1/article-p113.xml
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Author(s):Watkins, Eric; Hollman, Andrew B.; Horgan, Brian P.
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Title:Evaluation of alternative turfgrass species for low-input golf course fairways
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 45, No. 1, January 2010, p. 113-118.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Alexandria, VA: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis canina; Agrostis stolonifera; Agrostis tenuis; Alternative species; Evaluations; Golf fairways; Low-energy turf systems; Quality evaluation; Traffic
Abstract/Contents:"As restrictions on water use, fertilization, and pesticide applications continue to increase, golf course superintendents will need to use grass species that require reduced inputs. The objective of this study was to evaluate alternative turfgrass species under low-input fairways conditions. In 2005, 17 species were established on native soil in St. Paul, MN. Each species was evaluated at three levels of traffic (zero, three, or six passes per week using a drum-type traffic simulator) and two mowing heights (1.90 and 2.54 cm). Data collected included turfgrass quality and percent living stand density. In 2006, velvet bentgrass (Agrostis canina L.), colonial bentgrass (Agrostis capillaries L.), and creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) maintained acceptable quality in all treatment combinations. In 2007, Chewings fescue (Festuca rubra L. ssp. fallax) and sheep fescue (Festuca ovina L.) were the top-performing species regardless of treatment. Hard fescue (Festuca brevipila Tracey) performed poorly in Year 1 and well in Year 2. All other species did not perform at an acceptable level during the study. The results of this study indicate that sheep fescue, Chewings fescue, colonial bentgrass, and velvet bentgrass should be studied further for use on low-input golf course fairways in the northern United States."
Language:English
References:36
See Also:See also updated article "Alternative cool-season species for low-input fairways", Golf Course Management, 79(10) October 2011, p. 92-94, 96, R=191243 R=191243
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Watkins, E., A. B. Hollman, and B. P. Horgan. 2010. Evaluation of alternative turfgrass species for low-input golf course fairways. HortScience. 45(1):p. 113-118.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.45.1.113
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