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Author(s):Portz, H. L.; Manka, J.; Ridenour, R.
Author Affiliation:Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Title:Utilization of warm season turfgrasses in transition zone (cooler) regions
Section:Session 7
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 66.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Climatic zones; Cold resistance; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; DCPA; Fertilizer evaluation; Growth studies; Poa pratensis; Siduron; Simazine; Transition zone; Warm season turfgrasses; Zoysia japonica
Cultivar Names:Tufcote; Midiron; U-3; Tiflawn; Meyer; Midwest; Common; Tiffine
Abstract/Contents:"Warm season turfgrasses can be utilized in the transition zone of the United States, however, winter-hardy cultivars and appropriate management practices must be selected. Studies in 1975- 1976 included: testing of seventeen bermudagrass (Cynodon spp) cultivars and fourteen zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp) cultivars at three locations; establishment practices including different herbicides; color retention after fall frost; and, possible use of warm/cool season mixtures. Tufcote bermudagrass was the most vigorous cultivar tested and possessed adequate winter-hardiness. Others having acceptable turf in the second year with good overwintering and spring greenup were: Tiffine, Midiron, U-3, Tiflawn and several Kansas selections. Meyer and Midwest zoysiagrasses performed well along with several fine-leaved selections from Kansas. DCPA (dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate) used preemergence on bermudagrass and zoysiagrass effectively controlled weeds without injury to the turfgrasses. Simazine (2-chloro-4,6-bis (ethylamino)-S-triazine) and siduron (1-(2-methylcyclohexyl)-3- phenylurea) gave excellent preemergence grassy weed control in zoysiagrass with simazine also effective as a postemergence weed control in zoysiagrass with simazine also effective as a postemergence treatment. Fall color retention using various chemicals were tested in a cold growth chamber and in the field. Several chemicals in combination with fertility levels extended partial color two to three weeks. polystand mixtures of Common or Tiflawn bermudagrass with Kentucky bluegrass and Meyer or Midwest zoysiagrass with tall fescue show promise. Extending use of warm season turfgrasses into cooler regions has good possibilities with cultivar selection and appropriate management practices."
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Portz, H. L., J. Manka, and R. Ridenour. 1977. Utilization of warm season turfgrasses in transition zone (cooler) regions. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 66.
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