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Author(s):Horgan, B. P.; Watkins, E.; Hollman, A.
Title:Alternative grass species for use on low input putting greens
Meeting Info.:Kristiansand, Norway: June 24-26, 2012
Source:3rd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 3, 2012, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis canina; Agrostis stolonifera; Agrostis tenuis; Cultivar evaluation; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula; Festuca ovina subsp. ovina; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Golf green speed; Low maintenance; Mowing height; Playability
Cultivar Names:SR 3150; Longfellow II; Azay; Declaration; Revere; SR 7200
Abstract/Contents:"Documentation of traditional and nontraditional turfgrass species used on putting greens under reduced inputs is necessary to assist greens keepers in making the best decision about species selection. The objective of this research project is to evaluate six turfgrass species for their suitability as putting green surfaces and determine the effect that cutting height has on their performance under reduced management conditions. Research was conducted on a Waukegan silt loam soil in St. Paul, MN, USA (44 58' 48"N / 93 15' 49" W). The six species evaluated in triplicate were 'SR 3150' hard fescue, 'Longfellow II' Chewings fescue, 'Azay' sheep fescue, 'Declaration' creeping bentgrass, 'Revere' colonial bentgrass, and 'SR 7200' velvet bentgrass at three mowing heights, 3.2, 6.4, and 9.5 mm. Fertilizers were applied weekly at 4.9 and 2.5 kg N ha-1 in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Irrigation replaced 60% E.T and no pesticides were applied. Fine fescues had consistently lower turfgrass quality ratings when compared to creeping bentgrass at the 3.2 and 6.4 mm mowing height with the exception of end of summer ratings at 6.4 mm when chewings and hard fescue were not statistically different than creeping bentgrass. At the 9.5 mm mowing height, results were variable but overall, chewings and hard fescue were similar in quality to creeping and velvet bentgrass. Sheep fescue had the lowest turfgrass quality ratings regardless of mowing height. Overall, putting green speed was fastest for the 3.2 mm mowing height regardless of species. Putting green speed differences by species were apparent depending on the date but creeping bentgrass, chewings fescue and hard fescue were always statistically the same at the low mowing height. As mowing height increased to 6.4 mm, the fastest putting green speeds were with chewings fescue. If regulations require reduced input putting greens in northern cold climates or the golfing public accepts the use of fine fescues on putting greens, chewings fescue is the best option."
Note:Summary appears as abstract
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Horgan, B. P., E. Watkins, and A. Hollman. 2012. Alternative grass species for use on low input putting greens. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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