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Author(s):Dickens, Ray
Author Affiliation:Auburn University
Title:Discussion X: Sod production
Meeting Info.:Blacksburg, Virginia: June 22-24, 1987
Source:1987 Southern Turf Research Information Exchange Group:Meeting Record. 1987, p. 35-36.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:s.l.: Southern Research Information Exchange Group
Abstract/Contents:"Sod fields make up a very small portion of the total turf acres in most states. It also ranks quite low in terms of monies generated in the economic situation. The number of individuals directly involved in sod production is relatively few in most states, therefore, it is not surprising that there is little research effort expended in this area or interest expressed in the subject survey. This lack of interest and low involvement may not be in our own best interests as turf researchers. Sod and seed production are the only aspects of the turf industry which are a part of "Production Agriculture." Many agricultural research administrators think of this large turfgrass industry only in terms of production and are not impressed with research results not measurable in terms of dollars per acre. Much of the information generated in a sod production setting can be adapted and adopted by other areas of the turf management audience. The major area of sod production research in the past few years seems to deal with the effects of production practices and post-planting management on sod survival. North Carolina has recently studied the effects of pre-and post-harvesting management on the establishment of dormant planted sod. Also, they, along with Alabama, have been studying the effects of pre-and post-emergence applied herbicides on subsequent rooting of newly laid sod. Work at Auburn is continuing on the development of effective programs for the eradication of common bermudagrass prior to establishment. Imazapyr looks promising at this time. There is a large surge of interest in sod production in some southern states dues to poor market conditions for traditional row crops such as soybeans. The questions ask by potential sod growers have emphasized to me the need for information in most all areas of sod production."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dickens, R. 1987. Discussion X: Sod production. 1987 Southern Turf Research Information Exchange Group:Meeting Record. p. 35-36.
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