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Author(s):Erdahl, Robert J.
Title:Putting green management (Part 1)
Column Name:The Wisconsin Survey
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 16, No. 3, May/June 1989, p. 1, 19-23, 25.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:7
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf greens; Golf green construction; Poa annua; Agrostis; Golf green maintenance; Golf course superintendents; Questionnaire surveys; Old greens versus young greens; Soil pH; Golfer satisfaction; Golf green speed; Sand topdressings; Fertilization program; Nitrogen fertilizers; Phosphorus; Potassium; Soil testing
Abstract/Contents:When comparing putting green management programs, the background conditions under which those programs are administered should first be identified. There is a relationship between the age of the putting greens and the soil mix they were constructed with. It was found that all of the putting greens in this survey built after 1960 were based on some variation of the USGA specifications and contain a sand content ranging from 60 to 90 percent. Because of the recent boom in golf course redesign, many courses now have several sand based putting greens to go along with their older soil based putting greens. The majority of the golf courses whose putting greens contain around a 50-50 mixture of bentgrass and Poa annua are among the finest in the state. Putting greens in Wisconsin respond favorably to iron applications because of cooler soil temperature throughout the majority of the growing season that limit the microbial release of iron from organic sources along with pH levels that are just high enough to start limiting iron availability in the soil. Soil should be tested every two years to ensure staying on top of any nutrient changes in the putting greens.
See Also:See also Part 2, "Putting green management (Part 2)" The Grass Roots, 16(4) July/August 1989, p. 1, 12-13, 19 R=19171 R=19171

See also related article, "Management systems for creeping bentgrass putting greens: The Wisconsin study", The Grass Roots, 22(3) May/June 1994, p. 35, 37, R=32871 R=32871
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Erdahl, R. J. 1989. Putting green management (Part 1). Grass Roots. 16(3):p. 1, 19-23, 25.
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