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Author(s):Gragg, Benjamin; Miller, Grady L.; Milla-Lewis, Susana R.; Pinnix, Drew
Author Affiliation:Gragg: North Carolina State University, Raliegh, NC; Miller and Pinnix: Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; MIlla-Lewis: Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Title:Comparing installation techniques of zoysiagrass for North Carolina roadsides
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. 120281.
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: Cultivar evaluation; Establishment; Installation; Roadside turf; Techniques; Zoysia; Zoysia japonica
Cultivar Names:Crowne; Compadre; Zenith
Geographic Terms:North Carolina
Abstract/Contents:"The combination of chemical and mechanical weed management strategies to maintain vegetation surrounding median guardrails has proven to be time consuming and expensive to implement for governing agencies. Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.) is recognized as a dense turfgrass with minimal weed invasion once adequately established, suggesting it's suitability underneath median guardrails. The objective of this study is to evaluate different timing and installation techniques for establishing zoysiagrass on roadsides. Three consecutive monthly plantings of 'Crowne' and 'Compadre' zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) were established in fall and spring, beginning in September 2017 and March 2018 using different techniques (seed vs. sprig) at La Grange (eastern) and North Wilkesboro (western) sites in North Carolina for two years. Crowne was established via sprigs while Compadre was sprigged and seeded. During year 2 the seeded cultivar was changed to 'Zenith' (Zoysia japonica Steud.) due to lack of Compadre seed availability. Sprigs and seed were planted by hand on 2.4 x 3.7 m plots following tillage. Data collection initiated in summer of 2018 and continues. Mean percentage of zoysiagrass cover is recorded individually for each establishment timing and installation technique. In North Wilkesboro, Compadre seed planted in March and May 2018 reached 95% and 98% coverage, respectively, by September 2018; Compadre sprig coverage was 68% and 66%. At the La Grange site, Compadre seed established in November 2017 and March 2018 had 31% and 35% cover, respectively. Data collected indicates zoysiagrass establishment via seed has shown accelerated establishment rate and greater percent coverage for both location and all timings compared to sprigging with no significant disadvantage to fall versus spring establishment."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gragg, B., G. L. Miller, S. R. Milla-Lewis, and D. Pinnix. 2019. Comparing installation techniques of zoysiagrass for North Carolina roadsides. Agron. Abr. p. 120281.
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