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Author(s):Abernathy, Scott
Author Affiliation:Graduate Student, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Title:The effect of potassium fertility on disease resistance in turfgrass species
Source:Horticultural Crops Plant Nutrition Series. Vol. 8, 1997, p. [121-127].
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:College Station, Texas: Department of Horticulture, Texas A&M University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivar susceptibility; Disease evaluation; Disease resistance; Fertilization program; Fertilizer evaluation; NPK fertilizers; Nutritional requirements; Potassium fertilizers; Recommendations
Abstract/Contents:"Plant nutrition is recognized as an important component in disease resistance for turfgrass species. Potassium is one of the most important nutrients involved in plant health, playing an essential role in both mechanical and biochemical defense mechanisms. A review of the literature indicates inconsistencies concerning the relationship between K and disease severity in turfgrass species. Some studies show a negative correlation between plant K levels and disease, while others show no correlation. Therefore, potassium's effect on disease must be considered on a species-by-species basis. A complete, balanced fertility program did consistently decreased disease severity and should be an integral part of any successful turf management program."
Language:English
References:12
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Abernathy, S. 1997. The effect of potassium fertility on disease resistance in turfgrass species. Horticultural Crops Plant Nutrition Series. 8:p. [121-127].
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