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Author(s):Wray, F. J.
Author Affiliation:Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Title:A diagrammatic aid to turfgrass management
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. 40.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of species; Compatibility; Cultivar evaluation; Cultivar variation; Decision-making; Maintenance planning; Mowing height; Nutritional requirements; Recommendations; Water requirements
Abstract/Contents:"1. Different grass species have individual responses to water and fertilizer requirement, mowing height, shade tolerance, wear and other factors. It is often difficult to determine the suitability of grasses for given management, climatic or survival situations. It is also difficult to determine whether two or more grasses are compatible in any given situation, and the effect that management practices will have on their respective survivals. 2. The triangular diagram enables the superintendent, research worker or breeder to visualize the degree of compatibility of different species under selected circumstances, and infer consequences arising from changes of management practices or new situations. 3. The three most useful characteristics of grasses are their individual water requirements, fertilizer requirements and mowing heights. Numerical values are assigned to each of these characteristics and the results plotted on a triangular diagram. Grasses with similar requirements are automatically placed near each other on the diagram. Other important characteristics (shade tolerance, wear resistance) can be used for situations where those characteristics are important. The numerical values presented here are chosen to suit cool, wet conditions, but can be changed to suit other regions or specific circumstances. A good superintendent will be able to substitute values based on his own experience. 4. The diagram is useful for research, turfgrass management or grass breeders as it shows similarities, differences and compatibilities of grass species."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wray, F. J. 1973. A diagrammatic aid to turfgrass management. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 40.
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