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Author(s):Watkins, E.; Stier, J. C.; Morris, K. N.; Horgan, B. P.; Soldat, D. J.
Title:Traffic tolerance of fine fescue cultivars for use on golf course fairways
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: Cultivar evaluation; Festuca brevipila; Festuca ovina; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Turfgrass quality; Wear resistance
Cultivar Names:Fairmont; PSG 50C3; Big-Horn GT; Boreal
Abstract/Contents:"Restrictions on inputs due to economic and environmental factors have led golf course superintendents in the north central United States to explore the use of fine fescue species on golf course fairways. Although recent research has indicated the utility of these species as a way to reduce inputs on golf course fairways while maintaining acceptable quality, concerns about the traffic tolerance of these grasses are one of the factors limiting adoption by golf courses. The objective of this study was to determine the traffic tolerance of currently-available cultivars and newer selections of the fine fescue species. The trial was planted at two locations in the fall of 2008 (St. Paul, MN, USA and Madison, WI, USA) and consisted of 25 cultivars representing several fine-leaf fescue species: strong creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra spp. rubra); Chewings fescue (Festuca rubra ssp. fallax); hard fescue (Festuca brevipila); and sheep fescue (Festuca ovina). he trial was designed as a split-plot with the main plot (2.3 m2) being cultivar or selection and the sub-plot (1.15 m2) being traffic treatment (traffic or no-traffic). A custom-built traffic simulator was towed behind a turf utility vehicle to simulate golf car traffic on the plots. Traffic treatments were imposed three times each week with two passes per day using the traffic simulator from May through September in both 2010 and 2011. Plots were maintained at 1.27 cm and received 49.0 kg ha-1 N during each growing season. Data was collected on turf quality, percent green living cover, spring green-up, and color in both years. In 2010, the best performing entries based on turfgrass quality in the traffic treatment at Minnesota were Fairmont Chewings fescue and 'PSG 50C3' Chewings fescue. At Wisconsin, the top five entries were all Chewings fescue. Entries performing poorly at both locations included 'Big-Horn GT' sheep fescue, and 'Boreal' strong creeping red fescue. The hard fescue entries generally performed better in Minnesota than in Wisconsin."
Note:Summary appears as abstract
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watkins, E., J. C. Stier, K. N. Morris, B. P. Horgan, and D. J. Soldat. 2012. Traffic tolerance of fine fescue cultivars for use on golf course fairways. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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