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Author(s):Shildrick, J. P.
Author Affiliation:Sports Turf Research Institute, England
Title:The choice of turfgrass cultivars for the U. K.
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Meeting Info.:Blacksburg, Virginia: June 19-21, 1973
Source:Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1973, p. 2-3.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of cultivar; Comparisons; Cultivar evaluation; Disease susceptibility; Festuca rubra; Growth analysis; Lolium perenne; Low input sustainable turfgrass trials; Phleum bertolonii; Phleum pratense; Poa pratensis; Recommendations; Regional variation; Turfgrass quality; Variety trials
Abstract/Contents:"More than 200 turfgrass cultivars have been assessed in trials at Bingley during the last four years, providing information on which to base the first national descriptive list. In Lolium perenne, turf cultivars such as Manhattan and Sprinter have shown better resistance to artificial wear than the best agricultural cultivars. They have also been shown to require less mowing than most other cultivars. Trials of 70 Festuca rubra cultivars and 20 cultivars of other fine-leaved Festuca spp. have shown how valuable are some of the non-rhizomatous or shortly rhizomatous cultivars for turf mown at 5 mm, although some of the shortly rhizomatous cultivars are susceptible to diseases. Other trials are concerned with the characteristics of a wide range of Festuca cultivars under regular mowing at approx. 20 mm and infrequent mowing under low maintenance conditions. For sports turf mown at 15-20 mm Poa pratensis can be valuable if it establishes successfully in competition with other species. Artificial wear and mowing treatments on pure sowings and mixtures have shown the merits of several cultivars, particularly Birka, Fylking and Sydsport, but no cultivar yet excels in establishment. Phleum bertolonii and the late heading pasture cultivars of Phleum pratense are valued for vigorous establishment and hard wear, and have been tested against Poa pratensis and other species in mixtures mown at 12 and 25 mm."
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Geographic Terms:United Kingdom
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Shildrick, J. P. 1973. The choice of turfgrass cultivars for the U. K.. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 2-3.
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