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Author(s):Trandem, O. C.; Aamlid, T. S.
Title:Turfgrass establishment from sod: Effects of fertilizer type, biostimulants, sod age and sod washing
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: Application rates; Biostimulants; Fertilization; Fertilizer evaluation; Root growth; Sod production; Thatch control
Trade Names:Fullgjodsel; Plant Marvel; Astron; PK Flight
Abstract/Contents:"An increasing portion of the turf in parks, home lawns, football grounds and golf courses is established from sod. The normal production period for sod of Poa pratensis and Festuca rubra in Norway is 15-18 months. Such a long period allows the turf to produce an extensive system of roots and rhizomes, but also a certain amount of thatch. The fact that sod for sand-based football pitches and golf courses often has to be washed before delivery usually requires a longer production period. For the sod grower, it would be of great value if the production period could be shortened by a more intensive production system. Such a shorter production period would also be advantageous to the customer, as young sod is expected to produce new roots faster than old sod. The objective of this research was to clarify the effect of frequent fertilizer inputs and the use of biostimulants during production on rooting and other quality parameters of washed and unwashed sod harvested 12 and 16 months after sowing. A spilt-split-plot field trial with sowing time on main plots, fertilizers/biostimulants om subplots and washed vs. unwashed sod on sub-sub plots was conducted in collaboration with the sod company 'Ostfoldgress' from May 2010 till November 2011. Application of the granular agricultural fertilizer Fullgjodsel 18-3-15 (Yara International ASA, Oslo, Norway) at three week intervals was compared with the same seasonal amount of nitrogen given as a combination of the liquid fertilizers Plant Marvel 13-2-13, 15-5-30, and 28-8-18 (Plant Marvel Laboratories Inc., Chicago, USA) at weekly intervals. The biostimulants that were used in combination with both fertilizer treatments were a mixture of Astron and PK Fight (Floratine Turf Products, USA), given at monthly intervals. At harvest on 16 September 2011, the average coverage of 16 and 12 months old sod was 100 and 94%, respectively. Corresponding tiller densities were, 42002 and 19376 tillers per m2, and corresponding root dry weights 734 and 365 g/m2. Replacement of Fullgjodsel with Plant Marvel caused significant improvements in turfgrass overall impression and color at sod harvest. At the same time, interactions indicated that biostimulants had a positive effect on turfgrass root mass and tiller density on plots that had been fertilized with Fullgjodsel, but a negative effect on plots that had been fertilized with Plant Marvel. Data on rooting and shear strength of sod laid on 16 September 2011 are under processing and will be reported in the extended abstract."
Note:Summary appears as abstract
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Trandem, O. C., and T. S. Aamlid. 2012. Turfgrass establishment from sod: Effects of fertilizer type, biostimulants, sod age and sod washing. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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