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Content Type:Q & A
Author(s):Murphy, James
Author Affiliation:Associate Extension Specialist, Turfgrass Management, Department of Plant Science, Rutgers University
Title:[Does frost seeding rejuvenate turf?]
Column Name:Murphy's law
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Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 4, No. 1, January/February 2004, p. 9.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drift; Frozen conditions; Reestablishment; Seeding methods; Seeding time; Transitional overseeding
Abstract/Contents:Proposes the question, "Can 'frost seeding' work to rejuvenate a worn sports turf?", and provides a brief answer. Defines frost seeding as "the practice of scattering seed on the surface of soil during late season...and relying on freezing and thawing to incorporate the seed." Suggests that that frost seeding is very unreliable, and "will most often result in very poor establishment or re-establishment of turf." Explains that frost seeding may leave the seeds exposed and unprotected, and "the exposed seed washes into low spots with rain, blows off the bare soil with the wind, and can be eaten by birds." Concludes that "those that must perform late season overseeding and seeding should do so with techniques that place the seed into the soil."
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Murphy, J. 2004. [Does frost seeding rejuvenate turf?]. Update [New Jersey]. 4(1):p. 9.
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