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Author(s):Boeker, P.; Optz [Opitz] von Boberfield, W.
Author Affiliation:Institut fur Pflanzenbau
Title:The influence of various fertilizers on the root development in a turfgrass mixture
Section:Nutrition and fertilizers
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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. 7-8.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fertilization; Fertilization rates; Fertilization timing; Fertilizer evaluation; Growth analysis; Root growth; Seed mixtures
Abstract/Contents:"In the third year of a fertilizer trial on a turf of Poa pratensis, Festuca rubra and Agrostis tenuis the root development under the influence of 34 various turf fertilizers was tested. This was done by comparing the amount of ash- and sandfree dry matter of the roots until the depth of 20 cm, separated into layers of 5 cm each. The fertilizer trial was 1ayed out on the basis of 20 g/m2 nitrogen per year; it was situated on a soil of loess-loam by nature rich nutrients. The precipitation is 670 mm per year. The samples were taken at 2 dates in autumn 1971 and in summer 1972. It was found that the highest amounts of roots were developed on the plots without fertilizers and this was true for all layers, especially for the layers below 10 cm it was considerably higher as on the plots with fertilizers. Organic fertilizers did not improve the root development in comparison to those which were pure mineral fertilizers with a N-content up to 36%. The same was true for fertilizers with or without herbicides, there was no significant difference in the root development neither in the uppermost nor in the lower layers. On the average the percentage of total root mass was distributed as follows: 0-5 cm 93, 05%, 5-10 cm 3, 68%, 10-15 cm 2, 03% and 15-20 cm 1, 24%."
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Boeker, P., and W. Optz [Opitz] von Boberfield. 1973. The influence of various fertilizers on the root development in a turfgrass mixture. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 7-8.
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