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Author(s):Ward, Coleman Y.
Author Affiliation:Mississippi State University
Title:An evaluation of cool season turf species and planting techniques for overseeding bermudagrass (Cynodon sp.) greens
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. 37-38.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Agrostis tenuis; Comparisons; Cool season turfgrasses; Cultivar evaluation; Cultural methods; Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; Disease susceptibility; Establishment rate; Festuca rubra; Lolium perenne; Overseeding; Poa pratensis; Poa trivialis; Putting quality; Seeding rate; Winter injury
Cultivar Names:Tifgreen
Abstract/Contents:"This paper will present the results of 12 years of experimentation on seeding rates, dates of planting, and various cultural treatments (vertical mowing, 'soil' topdressing, and time and frequency of initial mowing) on the establishment, putting quality, and performance of numerous cultivars of cool season grasses overseeded on 'Tifgreen' bermudagrass. The most important cultivars tested included those of the genera Poa, Festuca, Agrostis, and Lolium. Results of seedings made at 2-week intervals over a 10-week period each fall season showed the optimum seeding date for overseeding bermudagrass greens to be 15-20 days prior to the average date for the first killing frost. Seedings made prior to the optimum date were more susceptible to diseases, particularly Pythium spp.; whereas, seedings made later than the optimum date were slow to establish and were more subject to cold damage. Cultural preparation of the bermudagrass turf just prior to overseeding was a major contributing factor in determining the uniformity and density of overseeded grass (es). Light vertical mowing of the turf three times just prior to overseeding produced superior turf quality when compared to the other levels of vertical mowing (OX, IX, or 2X). 'Soil' topdressing at the time of overseeding improved the speed of elIErgence, stand density, uniformity and putting quality of the cool season turf. Applying topdressing (1.9 hectaliters/100 m2) immediately before and after sowing of the seeds (seeds sandwiched between soil layers) allowed for faster germination with some improvement in turf quality over the method of applying topdressing only after seeding. Topdressing immediately before seeding was inferior to the above methods. Mowing daily at 1/4 inch after overseeding caused a slight reduction in turf quality when compared delaying mowing for 12 days after overseeding. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) consistently produced a better quality cool season turf than any other overseeded grass used. Red fescues (Festura rubra L.) and/or rough stalk bluegrass (Poa trivialis L.) ranked second to perennial ryegrass followed by creeping bentgrass, (Agrostis palustris L.), colonial bentgrass (Agrostis tenuis L.), and Kentucky bluegrass Poa pratensis L.) when overseeded on the bermudagrass as monostands."
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Ward, C. Y. 1973. An evaluation of cool season turf species and planting techniques for overseeding bermudagrass (Cynodon sp.) greens. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 37-38.
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