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Author(s):Burns, Robert E.
Author Affiliation:University of Georgia
Title:Root growth of bermudagrass cuttings as affected by preconditioning and controlled environments
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. 38.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon; Environmental factors; Establishment; Evaluations; Fertilization rates; Root analysis; Root growth; Temperature response
Abstract/Contents:"Since bermudagrass varieties (Cynodon sp) are propagated by use of vegetative material an understanding of vegetative root formation in this species is desirable. For this purpose the root growth of cuttings of bermudagrass were studied under controlled conditions. Average root length was considered a measure of depth of penetration and total root length and degree of branching a measure of root area. Both of these factors are important in the establishment of grass from sprigs. Root length, average length of root and degree of branching were all reduced by decreasing either temperature (from 32/24 C to 27/15C), light intensity (1500 to 800 fc), or daylength (16-10 hr). The relative reduction varied with the measurement used. If the average of the day and night temperature remained constant, a change of the night or day temperatures had no effect on root growth. Environmental or fertilizer variables imposed on intact sad did not affect subsequent root formation on cuttings from this sad. However, cuttings from sod shredded and stored at 13C produced less root growth than from shredded sad stored at 27C. With this information, we will be better able to predict the effects that time of sprigging, mulch, sad storage, and other factors will have on establishment of bermudagrass from sprigs."
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Burns, R. E. 1973. Root growth of bermudagrass cuttings as affected by preconditioning and controlled environments. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 38.
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