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Author(s):Daniel, W. H.
Author Affiliation:Honorary Member ASPA
Title:Grasses and sod production
Source:TURFNews [Kansas]. Vol. 8, No. 4, July/August 1985, p. 30-32.
Publishing Information:Manhattan, KS: The Kansas Turfgrass Foundation and Kansas State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod production; Poa pratensis; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; Dwarf cultivars; Lawn turf; Vegetative propagation; Competition; Resistance
Abstract/Contents:Presents transcripts of talk given by author at Sod Grower Seminar, March 1985, Detroit, MI. Includes a discussion of today's practices and tomorrow's concepts. A future challenge is dwarfness where the bluegrass will only need mowing once a month at one inch. This can be achieved through genetic control and such a premium grass might have to be vegetatively propagated. New tall fescues which have drought and heat tolerance are expected to be a booming business. A hard lesson to learn is that in any mixture of species the ryegrass is dominant until adversity weakens or kills it. Ryegrass may completely smother the small slow growing bluegrass, however, including 5-10% bluegrass in the mixture and close mowing of the early ryegrass growth can better assure the establishment and survival of bluegrass seedlings. Two new lawn care programs are developing. First, the reduction of applied nitrogen and secondily, the hydraulically controlled core aerifiers are available to reduce thatch and improve health of turf.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Daniel, W. H. 1985. Grasses and sod production. TURFNews [Kansas]. 8(4):p. 30-32.
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