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Author(s):Seppoloni, I.; Staglianò, N.; Cecchi, S.; Trojanis, R.; Napoli, M.; Argenti, G.
Title:Effect of irrigation and fertilisation on two warm season turfgrass species in central Italy
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; Cynodon dactylon; Evapotranspiration potential; Fertilization; Irrigation methods; Mediterranean climate; Paspalum vaginatum; Salt tolerance; Turfgrass quality; Water availability
Cultivar Names:La Paloma; Sea Spray
Abstract/Contents:"The Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool and rainy winters and hot and dry summers. These climatic conditions have a great importance in the choice of turfgrass species. Traditionally cool season grasses have been used in Italy to create high quality turfs, characterized by an active growth phase during the coolest growing season but they may enter dormancy and suffer damage in the hot season. On the contrary, warm season species were rarely adopted, even if an increasing in research on this topic was observed in the last years. These species are generally more resistant to salinity, heat and drought, very important characteristics in a transition climate region such as Italy, where limitation on water availability may affect the maintenance of turfgrass. Based on these considerations, a study has been carried out to evaluate the response of two species (Cynodon dactylon La Paloma and Paspalum vaginatum Sea Spray), in terms of functionality and efficiency, to different levels of irrigation and fertilization. Plots were established near Arezzo (Tuscany, central Italy) in a split-split-plot design. Three different levels of irrigation were compared, corresponding to the 100%, 75% and 50% of the maximum PET (Potential Evapotranspiration) of the area, and three level of fertilization were assessed as well, differing for inputs of macronutrients. Measurements included: ground cover and presence of weeds, color, aesthetic global quality, leaf blade width and shoot density. The analysis permitted to evaluate the effects of the utilized factors on the performances of turfgrass and the different behavior of the two species in relation to the cultivation techniques."
Note:Summary appears as abstract
See Also:Other items relating to: Seashore Paspalum - Since 2000
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Seppoloni, I., N. Staglianò, S. Cecchi, R. Trojanis, M. Napoli, and G. Argenti. 2012. Effect of irrigation and fertilisation on two warm season turfgrass species in central Italy. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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