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Author(s):Tapp, Linda; Powell, A. J. Jr.; Richardson, Arnie
Title:Bermudagrass winter management study
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. 1988, p. 55-61.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Series:Progress Report 319
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Winterkill; Cultural methods; Transition zone; Sod; Soil analysis; Scalping; Flaming; Straw; Muck soils; Sand topdressings; Topsoil; Potassium fertilizers; Vertical mowing; Coring; Polypropylene covers; Polyester covers; Sports turf; Spring green-up; Weed density
Abstract/Contents:1987-88 study to evaluate several methods of winter protection for bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) turf. 4 types of methods were used: straw cover, fabric covers, topdressing, and cultural methods. Straw coverings were straw at 2, 4, or 8 inches; scalping followed by 8" straw; 6" horse muck; 2 or 4 inches straw + Amoco's Seed Shield. Fabric covers were Amoco's Seed Shield (thin, white polypropylene cover); Phillips 66 Supac (thick, black polypropylene cover)' Warren's Tera Shield (thick, gray polyester cover); Duport's Remay (thin, white polyester cover. "Plots receiving best winter protection maintained some green stolons the entire winter. Therefore when uncovered on April 2, their response was rapid. In general, Vamont began recovering as soon as the covers were removed; the RS-1 and Midiron began to green-up by March 10-12. Excellent results were obtained with the fabric covers, especially the thicker materials. Soil and sand topdressing treatments gave similar results. Although they gave minimum protection to the older RS-1 and Midiron sods, they tended to smother the thin Vamont. This result was unexpected. It is obvious from this study that straw or fabric covers greatly increased the protection of bermudagrass and increased the rate of spring recovery. It appears to be especially important in those areas that are weakest when entering winter, e.g. areas recently established or areas thinned by mechanical means or traffic."
Geographic Terms:Kentucky
See Also:Other items relating to: PROCOV
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Tapp, L., A. J. Jr. Powell, and A. Richardson. 1988. Bermudagrass winter management study. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 55-61.
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