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Author(s):Hurley, Richard
Author Affiliation:Vice Pres. and Director, Research and Agronomy, Lofts Seeds Inc.
Title:Poa trivialis: A specialty use turfgrass
Source:Texas Turfgrass. Vol. 42, No. 2, Summer 1989, p. 19-20.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Turfgrass Association, Inc., 1003 Howe
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Poa trivialis; Nutrition; Diseases
Abstract/Contents:Dr. C. R. Funk at Rutgers University, NJ, developed the turf type tall fescues of which Rebel is one example. Rebel is finer leafed (33%), and denser (up to 188% more tillers) than Kentucky-31 tall fescue. Rebel was the first tall fescue turf that was heat and drought tolerant, attractive, and persistant without the clump-type growth habit characteristic of Kentucky-31 and other pasture type varieties. Turf-type tall fescues are more shade-tolerant than Kentucky-31. They also take on an even finer leaf texture in shade. Compared to perennial ryegrass, tall fescue germinates and establishes more slowly. It is intolerant of a more close height of cut, and has less plant density. They are more susceptable to Brown patch and Pythium. Turf-type tall fescue seed mixed with 10% Kentucky bluegrass makes a sod with added strength and improved recuperative potential. Overseeding is easy since tttf produces little thatch. Tttf requires less fertilizer than kentucky bluegrass: 1.5 to 2 pds N/1000 sq ft annually. Tttfs have excellent resistance to grubs, and insects. Sod webworms are not a problem. Brown patch, Pythium Leaf and Spot (Net blotch) are the major diseases of tttfs.
See Also:Original version appears in Weeds Trees & Turf, 23(12) December 1984, p. 46-47, R=224011. R=224011
Note:Reprint appears in Quarterly News Bulletin of the Southern Turfgrass Association, 24(2) Summer 1989, p. 15-16
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hurley, R. 1989. Poa trivialis: A specialty use turfgrass. Tex. Turfgrass. 42(2):p. 19-20.
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