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Author(s):Altissimo, A.; Peserico, L.
Title:Fresh clipping yield and turf quality of Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis and Festuca arundinacea
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: Biomass; Cultivar evaluation; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; Poa pratensis; Vertical growth
Abstract/Contents:"The mowing of the turfgrass surfaces is probably the most time and energy consuming activity. Nutrition and irrigation are known to be key tools in driving the growth pattern of the turfgrass species. Less investigated are the variations in vertical growth and fresh biomass production of the species and within the species. Varieties with good quality standard and low biomass may allow greenkeepers and gardeners to save critical resources. This study measures the biomass production of 17 varieties per each of the three most used cool season species (Lolium perenne, Lp, Poa pratensis, Pp, Festuca arundinacea, Fa), provides a quick method for screening and a possible correlation between biomass and vertical growth. Varieties selected in previous researches for the ability of producing high and low biomass were sown in strips (3,0 m x 0,6 m). At the same time a large collection of Lp, Pp, Fa varieties was established in plots of 1 m2, including the varieties (two per species) sown in the strips. All the plots were mowed weekly for a period of three years, the height was measured before every cut and, in the strips, also the fresh clipping was weighted. The assessments included density (visual evaluation and measured by digital image analysis), turf quality (visual evaluation and measured by Chlorophyll Meter), height measured before every cut, biomass (fresh clipping yield at every cut in the strips plots). The species showed clear differences in the production of fresh clipping and so did the all the varieties within each species; the biomass production and the turf quality did not correlate while the vertical growth seemed to be strongly related to biomass production. The 'production of biomass' measured directly or using the vertical growth as indirect index, could be an useful tool for screening the varieties and establishing turfgrass surfaces of high quality and reduced demand of mowing."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Altissimo, A., and L. Peserico. 2012. Fresh clipping yield and turf quality of Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis and Festuca arundinacea. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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