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Author(s):Shaddox, Travis W.; Unruh, J. Bryan
Author Affiliation:Shaddox: Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Unruh: Environmental Horticulture, West Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Jay, FL
Title:Do wetting agents influence putting green speed?
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 118710.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ball roll distance; Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; Firmness; Golf green speed; Golf green surface; Volumetric water content; Wetting agent evaluation; Wetting agents
Trade Names:Aqua-Aid; Fleet; Hydro-90; Lesco-Wet; Symphony; Revolution; Magnus
Abstract/Contents:"Numerous wetting agents are used on golf course putting greens to better manage soil moisture. It has been postulated that because wetting agents alter soil moisture distribution, wetting agents may in turn alter the putting greens surface firmness and golf ball roll. The objective of this study was to determine if wetting agents influence golf ball roll distance. This study was conducted in Ft. Lauderdale and Jay, FL from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 of 2018 on TifEagle bermudagrass. Treatments included an untreated control, Aqua-aid, Fleet, Hydro-90, Lesco-Wet, Revolution, Magnus, and Symphony. Each treatment was applied according to the highest labeled rate. Plots were arranged in a randomized complete block design using four replications. Surface firmness, ball roll distance, and volumetric water content (VWC) at 4 cm were recorded weekly during the growing season. In Ft. Lauderdale, Fleet, Hydro-90, Revolution, and Symphony resulted in a reduction of VWC during some fall and winter months compared with untreated turfgrass. In Ft. Lauderdale, firmness and ball roll distance were unaffected by wetting agents. In Jay, Lesco-Wet resulted in a 12% reduction in VWC compared with untreated turfgrass in Oct., and Symphony resulted in a 12% and 17% reduction in surface firmness compared with untreated turfgrass in Oct. and Nov., respectively. In Sept. in Jay, Symphony resulted in an 8% reduction in ball roll distance compared with untreated turfgrass. Wetting agents did not influence golf ball roll distance on 96% of data collection events. Regression of surface firmness and ball roll distance resulted in an R2 of 0.12 (P < 0.001) and 0.08 (P 0.001) in Ft. Lauderdale and Jay, respectively. Regression of VWC and surface firmness resulted in an R2 < 0.06 (P < 0.001) and < 0.01 in Ft. Lauderdale and Jay, respectively. This study concluded that putting green surface firmness influenced golf ball roll distance. However, this study did not find sufficient evidence supporting the hypothesis that wetting agents influence surface firmness or golf ball roll distance and, in fact, found substantial evidence to the contrary."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Shaddox, T. W., and J. B. Unruh. 2019. Do wetting agents influence putting green speed?. Agron. Abr. p. 118710.
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