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Author(s):Hallowell, C. K.
Author Affiliation:Agricultural Extension Representative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title:[Getting new bentgrasses for putting greens and extensive compaction studies]
Meeting Info.:October 7-9, 1951
Source:Proceedings of National Turf Field Days. 1951, p. 35-36.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:West Point, Pennsylvania: West Point Lawn Products
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Compaction; Crabgrass control; Fertilizer evaluation; Fungicide evaluation; Poa pratensis; Research priorities
Cultivar Names:Merion
Abstract/Contents:"The two impressions that I brought back from the Field Day at Penn State were (1) the importance of the work Burt Musser has done with getting the new bentgrasses for putting greens. That is, the polycross bents are so outstanding that the golf course men would not stay away from them. I am happy to report that some of our seed will be sold this year and it is being tried in different areas. (2) The compaction studies that are being made there are extensive. They are laid out in triplicate plots in layers where runoff was possible and they will stay there for some time. After the soil has been compacted artificially, the runoff was 80% where the runoff from normal soil was only 15%. Then by aerifying once the results showed, that with the same amount of water applied, they reduced the runoff 50%. In other words, only 30% of the water ran off after aerification. The work with the seed mixtures with good grasses like Merion, F-74 and good bent for fairways was outstanding. In the Philadelphia area the work with the Urea-form in comparison to other nitrogens, both organic and inorganic, has been continued at Gulph Mills Golf Club and results will be reported on that at the end of the year. This is the third year that research work has continued. The fungicide plots have been carried on this year. Details will be reported at the end of the year. We did have a serious outbreak of large bownpatch about the 18th of August in the area. It was perhaps more serious than we have had for a number of years. Most of the fungicides we have were used. My comment would be that hydrated lime used at 5 to 10 pounds per thousand square feet found a proper place in drying out or controlling large brownpatch when it was as serious as it was at that time. Merion bluegrass is being used in new seedings. In most cases, at least 10% bent is being used with it. We have found that where it has been put into existing turf two years ago, it is now beginning to show up. Crabrgrass control plots are being conducted in that area, by Dr. Davis of the American Chemical Company. Due to the severe drought in August, they had to be discontinued. We used a good bit of sodium arsenite in renovation work. When a complete renovation program is in progress, we use about 1 to 3 applications of sodium arsenite before the seeding was done and then use a heavy application after the seeding is done. Step it up to perhaps two to three pounds per thousand square foot."
Language:English
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Hallowell, C. K. 1951. [Getting new bentgrasses for putting greens and extensive compaction studies]. Proc. Natl. Turf Field Days. p. 35-36.
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