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Author(s):Burns, R. E.
Author Affiliation:Georgia Experiment Station, Experiment, Georgia
Title:Techniques for rapid sod production
Section:Session 9
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 78.
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; Evaluations; Festuca arundinacea; Lawn care industry trends; Sod netting; Sod production; Sod strength; Transplanting
Cultivar Names:Tifway
Abstract/Contents:"Use of sod to establish turf around apartment complexes and other commercial buildings is increasing. The approximate time for the sod to be used is known several months in advance, therefore, sod can be preordered and then produced for the specific need. Methods of producing sod in a relatively short time was conducted near Atlanta, Georgia. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb) was seeded in the fall and winter in a Cecil scl (member of the clayey kaolinitic thermic family of Typic Hapludults), in which 6.4 mm plastic mesh had been placed approximately 5 rom below the soil surface. Bermudagrass (Cynodon sp cv. Tifway (419" was sprigged in early summer in an 80 mm layer of solid sewage sludge from a secondary treatment plant. The tall fescuegrass sod was removed in seven weeks in 0.3 meter wide strips. Sod strength was measured by the application of slowly increasing force. The sod with a single layer of net broke at 52 kg force, a double layer of net required 85 kg, and netting without sod broke at 34 kg. Sod with no net was too weak to remove from the ground. The fescue showed no signs of environmental stress when transplanted during winter or early spring months. The bermudagrass sod, tested two months after sprigging, had a strength of 15 kg. Sod grown on sludge from an industrial area showed more environmental stress when transplanted than that grown on sludge from a residential area. These results indicate that both warm season and cool season sod can be grown to meet predetermined transplanting demands. This will not only permit better utilization of sod producing facilities, but will result in production of younger sod which should produce more satisfactory turf."
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Burns, R. E. 1977. Techniques for rapid sod production. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 78.
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