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Author(s):Parish, John
Author Affiliation:Western Australian Department of Agriculture
Title:Grass strains for landscaping in WA
Source:Official Journal of the Australian Golf Course. Vol. 4, September/October 1987, p. 35.
Publishing Information:Sandringham, Victoria, Australia: Claim Pty. LTD. Published as an insert to TurfCraft Aust.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Landscaping; Sod farms; Varieties; Cultural methods
Abstract/Contents:Discussions for landscapers and turf farmers was held at the Dept. of Agriculture in Western Australia. The workshop dealt with Grass strains for turf farms. The climate allows for a wide range of grass types. New strains of couch grow better in the cold months. Options like spray-on lawns, roll-on lawns, and seed mats for windy areas are now available from the turf industry. The need to build up the fine particles in the soil for water retention is being emphasised. Peat and processed poultry manure produce good results. Some points that arose in the discussion were: frequently test the soil to ensure that watering is even and detect the occurrence of non-wetting patches; verticutting and witholding water are necessary to control the problem of thatch development; fine leafed hybrids are better than mixed strains because they don't produce fertile seed; water should be monitored if it is being applied regularly.
Language:English
References:0
Note:Pictures, b/w
Geographic Terms:Western Australia
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Parish, J. 1987. Grass strains for landscaping in WA. Off. J. Aust. Golf Course Superintendents Assoc. 4:p. 35.
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