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DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2017.01.011
Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866716302370
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Author(s):Knot, Pavel; Hrabe, Frantisek; Hejduk, Stanislav; Skladanka, Jiri; Kvasnovsky, Michal; Hodulikova, Lucia; Caslavova, Iva; Horky, Pavel
Author Affiliation:Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czechia
Title:The impacts of different management practices on botanical composition, quality, colour and growth of urban lawns
Section:Turfgrass - Towards sustainability and perfection for aesthetic, recreational and sports
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Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Vol. 26, August 2017, p. 178-183.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Jena, Germany: Urban & Fischer
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Botanical composition; Growth analysis; Lawn care industry trends; Lawn maintenance; Maintenance practices; Mowing; Mulching; Nitrogen level; Turfgrass quality; Urban landscaping
Abstract/Contents:"Mulching has increasingly become a standard method used in maintaining low-input lawns. This can be attributed to cost-savings, as these maintenance systems do not require loading and hauling of grass clippings. It is also possible to reduce the amount of nitrogen (N) fertilization and thus save on fertilizer costs. The effects of mowing management and rate of nitrogen fertilization on quality and growth of urban lawns were studied in a field trial during 2007-2012 on lawns newly sown in autumn 2006 and consisting of a grass-legume mixture (Lolium perenne 25%, Poa pratensis 25%, Festuca rubra 30%, Festuca ovina 5%, Anthoxanthum odoratum 5%, Cynosurus cristatus 5%, Trifolium repens 3%, Lotus corniculatus 2%). Nitrogen was used at three application levels: 0, 50 and 100 kg of N ha-1 year-1. Swards were cut to a height of 40 mm five times annually and mulched to the same height. Mulching significantly affected the botanical composition of lawns, wherein a decrease in the portion of legumes (from 32% to 19.1%) was observed. The returned grass matter supported a significant increase in the grass component in the lawns (from 57.8% to 69.7% of total). When the clippings were returned, quality remained the same. Returned clippings had a positive impact on colour and increased the height of cut swards significantly. Application of nitrogen decreased the share of legumes, supported the grass component, statistically increased quality, improved colour, and increased sward height. The results show that returning grass clippings through mulching is beneficial. In any case, it is necessary to apply at least a basal amount of mineral fertilizer in order to preserve the quality of urban lawns over the long term."
Language:English
References:34
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Knot, P., F. Hrabě, S. Hejduk, J. Skladanka, M. Kvasnovsky, L. Hodulikova, et al. 2017. The impacts of different management practices on botanical composition, quality, colour and growth of urban lawns. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 26:p. 178-183.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.01.011
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