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Author(s):Hejl, Reagan W.; Wherley, Benjamin G.; Thomas, James C.; White, Richard H.
Author Affiliation:Hejl: RiceTec, Inc., Alvin; Wherley, Thomas, and White: Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Title:Irrigation water quality and trinexapac-ethyl effects on bermudagrass response to deficit irrigation
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2015, p. 1081-1087.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Alexandria, Virginia: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon; Deficit irrigation; Irrigation rates; Irrigation water quality; Plant growth regulators; Trinexapac-ethyl; Water conservation; Water-saving techniques
Abstract/Contents:"As the need for landscape and golf course water conservation increases, use of low-quality irrigation water combined with deficit irrigation practices is becoming more common. Information is lacking concerning the effects of water quality on bermudagrass response to deficit irrigation, as well as the extent to which plant growth regulators may ameliorate or delay the negative effects of water stress on warm-season turfgrass. The objectives of this 10-week greenhouse study were to 1) characterize growth, quality, and evapotranspiration (ET) of 'Tifway' bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon × C. traansvalensis Burt Davy) when irrigated at full (1.0 × ETa) or deficit (0.3 × ETa) levels of actual turfgrass evapotranspiration (ETa) using three irrigation water sources [reverse osmosis (RO), sodic potable, and saline] and 2) determine whether application of trinexapac-ethyl (TE) could mitigate turfgrass quality decline under deficit irrigation. Results indicated that turf irrigated with sodic irrigation water exhibited significantly elevated ETa and shoot growth compared with turf receiving RO or saline irrigation water in both studies. Irrigation water source affected turfgrass quality differently at each irrigation level. TE application improved turfgrass quality and/or delayed firing under soil moisture stress in both studies, with the greatest benefit noted under the less intense conditions of the spring experiment. Elevated canopy temperatures were observed within all deficit irrigation treatments, regardless of water chemistry. Results demonstrate that irrigation water quality may influence turfgrass ET rates. In addition, they suggest that trinexapac-ethyl may offer short-term mitigation of drought stress under deficit irrigation."
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Hejl, R. W., B. G. Wherley, J. C. Thomas, and R. H. White. 2015. Irrigation water quality and trinexapac-ethyl effects on bermudagrass response to deficit irrigation. HortScience. 50(7):p. 1081-1087.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.50.7.1081
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