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Author(s):Braun, Ross C.; Patton, Aaron J.; Kowalewski, Alec; Braithwaite, Emily T.
Author Affiliation:Braun and Patton: Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Kowalewski and Braithwaite: Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Title:Evaluation of low-input turfgrass patch and repair ingredients
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. 119988.
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: Festuca arundinacea; Image analysis; Lawn repair mix; Lolium perenne; Maintenance by homeowner's; Mulches; Paper mulch; Visual evaluation
Trade Names:PennMulch
Abstract/Contents:"Seeding bare or damaged turfgrass areas in the spring is a common practice conducted by homeowners. Homeowners typically use commercial 'patch and repair' products to seed these bare spots. Commercial patch and repair products typically contain less than 10% (by weight) turfgrass seed, less 5% fertilizer, and 85 to 95% inert matter which consists of a wood or paper-based mulch to help retain moisture once applied. These commercial products predominantly contain turfgrass species such as perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) or tall fescue [Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.], but little-to-no low-input turfgrass species such as fine fescues (Festuca spp.). Research is required to evaluate more financially feasible homemade patch and repair options with desirable low-input turfgrass seed. Our objective was to assess potential low-input turfgrass patch and repair ingredients for home lawns in the spring. Experiments were initiated at W.H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center in West Lafayette, IN on 23 Apr. 2019, and at the Lewis Brown Horticulture Farm in Corvallis, OR on 24 Apr. 2019. Research plots measured 0.6 x 0.6 m at both sites, and treatments were arranged in a 7 (mulch ingredient) x 2 (fertilizer) factorial in a randomized, complete-block design with four replications at each site. All treatments included a fine fescue seed mixture. Digital image analysis, transect counts, and visual ratings of days to emergence, turf cover, and turf quality were collected. All treatments, except those containing either shredded paper or PennMulch, had greater than 50% digital image turf cover at 2 months after planting and greater than 75% turf cover by 4 months after planting at Indiana and similar results were observed at Oregon. Results indicate there are multiple financially feasible options for homemade low-input patch & repair ingredients for homeowners and lawn care companies to utilize."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Braun, R. C., A. J. Patton, A. Kowalewski, and E. T. Braithwaite. 2019. Evaluation of low-input turfgrass patch and repair ingredients. Agron. Abr. p. 119988.
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