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Author(s):Ledeboer, Fred B.
Author Affiliation:Clemson University
Title:Responses of several densely seeded turfgrasses to variable close cutting in the greenhouse
Section:Turfgrass culture
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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. 34-35.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Choice of species; Comparisons; Cultivar evaluation; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Golf greens; Hybrid bermudagrasses; Lolium multiflorum; Lolium perenne; Mowing height; Overseeding; Recommendations
Cultivar Names:Manhattan; Pennlawn; Penncross
Abstract/Contents:"Heavy seeding rates of various cool season grass species are used for annual fall overseeding of hybrid bermudagrass golf greens in the southern U. S. Since specifically well suited varieties are often not selected, Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), 'Manhattan' perennial ryegrass (L. perenne) , 'Pennlawn' red fescue (Festuca rubra), and 'Penncross' creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris) were seeded in 10 cm diameter foam cups using a seed rate of about 2l00/dm2. Grasses were cut .6 and .9 cm at 1, 2 and 4 day intervals for two winter months. Early low cutting resulted in almost complete loss of both ryegrasses but had little effect on Pennlawn and Penncross. Ryegrass plants cut below the first leaf collar did not survive. Ryegrasses continued in upright growth and were severely defoliated, while red fescue and bentgrass assumed more prostrate growth patterns and escaped the low cut. This latter habit resulted in good turf development through better leaf production, extra tillers and an insignificant loss of seedlings. Results strongly indicate that careful selection of adapted species or varieties is indicated for production of high quality golf putting surfaces for the bermudagrass belt during winter and spring. If ryegrass varieties are used, initial cutting should be adjusted so that early leaves are not removed below the level of the first collar. The plants have to retain sufficient foliage to assimilate the necessary energy for subsequent tiller production."
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Geographic Terms:Southern United States
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Ledeboer, F. B. 1973. Responses of several densely seeded turfgrasses to variable close cutting in the greenhouse. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 34-35.
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