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Author(s):Hawes, Douglas T.
Title:The secrets of championship greens revealed
Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December 1984, p. 1-4.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association. Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf greens; Golf green maintenance; Fertilization program; Nitrogen fertilizers; Potassium
USGA Green Section Keywords: Golf Greens: Golf Green Management; Fertilization
Abstract/Contents:Nitrogen appears to be the biggest factor affecting the quality and speed of a putting green. High rates of nitrogen are not recommended during the growing season. Evidence shows that 1/2 pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet per growing month may be the best. High rates of nitrogen applied during the growing months tend to sacrifice root growth for top growth. This results in lush growth and quick healing but the turf is easily damaged by traffic and disease. Grass is toughest when only very small amounts of nitrogen are available. Potassium is another big factor that contributes to the quality of a putting green. Applying equal or higher amounts of potassium than nitrogen results in a less need for syringing and the greens stand up better to traffic. At high potassium levels the grass is less likely to wilt, is more disease resistant, has a better root system, is more traffic tolerant, and has stiffer blades. Maintenance also plays a big role in having championship greens. Daily mowing at 3/16 inch or less, brushing or verticutting at least once a week, and lightly topdressing monthly are important factors.
Language:English
References:0
See Also:See also related article "The secrets of championship greens revealed: what wasn't printed and then some" TurfComms 1(1) January 14 1985, p. 1-2, R=271758. R=271758
Note:Partial reprint appears in The Greenmaster, 21(5) June 1985, p. 17-19
Translated reprint appears in The Greenmaster, 23(1) January/February 1987, p. 46-47, Lang: French
Partial translated reprint appears in Kenkyuusho Dayori [Half Annual Report of NGRI], 22 1986, p. 7-8, with translated title "Bunken shooyaku: Amerika ni okeru guriin e no shookoe shiyoo keiko ni tsuite", Lang: Japanese
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hawes, D. T. 1984. The secrets of championship greens revealed. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 22(6):p. 1-4.
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