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Author(s):Tapp, Linda D.; Powell, A. J. Jr.; Anderson, Bob; Witt, Mary
Title:Wildflower test
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. 1988, p. 26-29.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Series:Progress Report 319
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Wildflowers; Low maintenance landscape; Sethoxydim; Crabgrass control; Utility turf; Golf rough; Roadside turf; Seed mixtures; Perennial grasses; Annual grasses; Quality evaluation
Abstract/Contents:First report of test established in 1988 to evaluate potential use of wildflowers as highway rights-of-way or golf course rough. In early May, a thin stand of Kentucky bluegrass was sprayed with glyphosate to kill existing vegetation. Approximately one week later, the site was tilled and a seedbed prepared. On May 11, two replications of 25 annual and 25 perennial species were seeded in 2 feet x 5 feet individual plots. In addition, two replications of four mixtures were seeded in individual 10 feet x 10 feet plots. Irrigation was provided throughout the year as necessary to prevent dormancy. At least some seed in each plot germinated but because of varying seeding rates, plant density was not consistent. Weeds became a problem early in the year and only worsened as the year progressed. The most prevalent weed species were carpetweed, crabgrass, and lambsquarter. During mid-July as crabgrass was becoming dominant, 0.375 pounds ai/A of Poast with crop oil and 0.25 pounds a.i./A of Acclaim were applied in two foot strips across all species. No injury to any flower was observed and crabgrass control was excellent with Poast and good with Acclaim. All but one of the annual species bloomed in 1988, with most species blooming in the summer (July and early August). More than half of the perennials bloomed during this establishment year. Tables provide % ground cover on 6-1 and 6-7, height on 6-9, approximate bloom time, comments, and overall quality on 7-27, for annual and perennial wildflowers and provide % ground cover on 6-1, 6-9, 6-27 and visual quality on 7-6 and 7-27 for wildflower seed mixtures.
Geographic Terms:Kentucky
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Tapp, L. D., A. J. Jr. Powell, B. Anderson, and M. Witt. 1988. Wildflower test. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 26-29.
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