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Author(s):Gover, Arthur E.; Kuhns, Larry J.; Batey, David A.
Author Affiliation:Gover: Project Associate; Batey: Research Technologist, Agronomy; Kuhns: Professor, Ornamental Horticulture
Title:Effects of mowing frequency on varieties of fine fescue and tall fescue maintained under roadside conditions
Section:1991 results: Roadside vegetation management studies
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Source:Turfgrass Research Results 1990/1991 [Penn State]. 1991, p. 132-133.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:[University Park, Pennsylvania]: [Pennsylvania State University, College of Agriculture, Agronomy Dept., Entomology Dept., Horticulture Dept., Plant Pathology Dept.]
Abstract/Contents:"A study designed to evaluate the effects of mowing frequency on varieties of fine fescue and tall fescue was established June 1, 1990, at the Landscape Management Research Center. Sixteen fine fescue varieties and five tall fescue varieties (Table 1) were drop seeded onto 5 by 30 ft plots arranged in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The site was prepared by treating the existing vegetation with 3 lb ae/acre of glyphosate, mowing the killed vegetation, and scarifying the seedbed with two passes with a flail mower equipped with dethatching blades. The study area was treated with 0.5 lb ae/acre of 2,4-D on July 16, to control wild buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus), and was mowed on July 25 and October 16 to remove tall weeds. Mowing frequency treatments were initiated in 1991, with 5 by 10 ft sub-plots being mowed either once, twice, or three times during the season. The dates for the different mowing frequencies were once-May 31, twice-May 31 and November 7, and three times-May 31, July 25, and November 7. The plots were mowed with a flail mower set at 3.5 in. Visual ratings were taken for turf cover and weed cover on December 17, 1990; total cover (alive and dead/dormant vegetation), turf cover, and weed cover on May 12 and July 1, 1991; and turf and weed cover on November 7, 1991. All ratings were taken on the original 5 by 30 ft plots. Ratings of the mowing frequency sub-plots will not begin until 1992. The season-end ratings from 1990 and 1991 indicate under the conditions of this study, all varieties established well, and persisted."
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Gover, A. E., L. J. Kuhns, and D. A. Batey. 1991. Effects of mowing frequency on varieties of fine fescue and tall fescue maintained under roadside conditions. Turfgrass Research Results 1990/1991 [Penn State]. p. 132-133.
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