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Author(s):Beard, J. B.; Martin, D. P.; Mercer, B.
Author Affiliation:Department of Crop and Soil Science, Texas A&M University; Beard: Editor, Editorial Board for the Proceedings, International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference
Title:Investigations of net sod production: A new technique
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. 79.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluations; Fertilization program; Poa pratensis; Root zone mixture; Seasonal variation; Seed mixtures; Seeding rate; Sod netting; Sod production; Transplant rooting
Abstract/Contents:"Two systems of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) net sod production were evaluated in terms of production techniques and effectiveness. Seeding rates, seed placement, net placement, seed mixtures, root zone mix, fertilization practices, irrigation methods, seasonal variation, and transplant rooting were investigated in 14 greenhouse studies and 18 field experiments conducted from 1972 through 1974. The Tuft 1 system involved a netsoil root zone combination placed over a plastic barrier while the Tuft 5 system involved the shallow in 4 to 6 weeks while Tuft 5 sod was produced in 8 to 12 weeks. This compares with to 2 years under standard sod production without a net. The variation in production time is due to seasonal variations. The results indicate that: (1) Net sod production can be effectively used to produce quality sod more rapidly. This is especially valuable with weak sod forming turfgrass species such as perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, red fescue, chewings fescue, and bahiagrass. (2) Sod can be produced at a more rapid rate which places less demand on land use and reduces maintenance costs. (3) Allows flexibility in producing a crop in a relatively short period of time as unexpected changes in market demand occur."
Language:English
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Beard, J. B., D. P. Martin, and B. Mercer. 1977. Investigations of net sod production: A new technique. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 79.
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