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Author(s):McWhirter, E. L.
Author Affiliation:Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experimental Station
Title:Turf grass mowing and fertility test
Source:Mississippi Farm Research. Vol. 34, No. 11, 1971, p. 7-8.
Publishing Information:Mississippi State, Miss.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Mowing; Soil fertility; Lolium perenne; Pythium; Sewage sludge; Lolium multiflorum; Ammonium nitrate
Abstract/Contents:Tifgreen bermudagrass golf green turf was mowed to 3/16 inch and overseeded with either perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) or annual ryegrass and the effects were compared of mowing daily v. thrice weekly and of topdressing with ammonium nitrate v. sewage sludge, applied monthly at 0.5, 1 or 2 lb N/100 ft2. Perennial ryegrass gave the better turf throughout the growing season, irrespective of the N source or application rate; moreover, it was more resistant to Pythium sp. than annual ryegrass. However, annual ryegrass germinated more rapidly and provided a good putting surface 12 days after seeding, compared with 16 days for perennial ryegrass. Daily mowing gave better quality turf during the winter, but when the minimum temperature was above 45 deg.F (late April onwards) the thrice-weekly rate was better. Sewage sludge was preferable to ammonium nitrate with both grasses.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McWhirter, E. L. 1971. Turf grass mowing and fertility test. Miss. Farm Res. 34(11):p. 7-8.
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