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Author(s):Watson, Jim
Title:Care and maintenance of greens
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 3, No. 1, February 1991, p. 24-26.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf greens; Golf green maintenance; Cultural methods
Abstract/Contents:"The culture and maintenance of putting greens has been described as the second most intensive agricultural pursuit of mankind." Too few people appreciate the challenge a golf course superintendent faces and accepts daily to produce a satisfactory putting green. " The annual introduction of new young plants seems to produce a more vigorous and a more stress-tolerant turf with less weed, especially Poa annua, infestation. For those who prefer the vegetative types of bentgrass, Cohansey (c-7) would appear to be the better choice. Its maintenance, as well as that of other vegetative selections (including Tifgreen (328) of Tifdwarf bermudas) is similar to that of the seeded types once established, except for the introduction of new plants (stolons or sod). Thus the repair of damaged areas is not as easily accomplished as is the case in the seeded bents. The bermudas used for greens cannot be seeded. Sahara, a new improved seeded bermuda is for tees and fairways. The cultural practices applicable to putting greens, whether bentgrass or bermudagrass are: fertilization, watering, cultivation, mowing, and programs to control pests-disease, insects and weeds. The application, control and timing of these practices is critical to the survival and satisfactory maintenance of putting greens." Each has a direct impact on the favorable growth of grass. Also, each has an indirect impact on the plant's health and condition. Control of the cultural practices and the ability to modify them depends upon the resources available. "Cultural practices associated with care and management of greens must be developed and implemented with care. They are critical to high quality growth, especially in those areas where the plant is marginally adapted. To a large extent, success with bentgrass greens depends upon the air/water relationships of soil and the capability for absolute control of water management practices."
Note:Reprint appears in Carolinas Newsletter, 27(2) March/April 1991, p. 32, 36
See Also:Other items relating to: GREMAN
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watson, J. 1991. Care and maintenance of greens. Golden State Fairways. 3(1):p. 24-26.
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