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Author(s):Reiter, Maggie
Author Affiliation:Cooperative Extension, University of California, Fresno, CA
Title:Persistence and performance of low-maintenance cool-season grasses without irrigation in Central California
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. 121988.
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: Cool season turfgrasses; Irrigation program; Low maintenance turf; Native grasses; Percent living ground cover; Species evaluation
Geographic Terms:Central California
Abstract/Contents:"Cultivating native or naturalized grasses is one approach to conserving natural resources on golf courses, parks, and other urban greenspaces. For low-maintenance, unmowed grasses to be successful in California, a better understanding of survival without irrigation inputs is required. The objective of this experiment was to compare the growth and persistence of of 10 alternative and native grass species as a low-maintenance turfgrass. A field trial was established in Fresno, California, as a randomized complete block with 4 replications. The following cool-season grass species were seeded in fall 2017: spike bentgrass (Agrostis exarata), dune bentgrass (A. pallens), California brome (Bromus carinatus), tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa), 'Bighorn' sheep fescue (Festuca ovina), 'Predator' hard fescue (F. brevipila), 'Molate' red fescue (F. rubra), 'Heathland' Chewings fescue (F. rubra ssp. commutata), prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), and purple needlegrass (Stipa pulchra). Plots were not irrigated after April 2018. Data were collected on desirable plant cover with a visual rating. In spring 2019, California brome plots had over 95% cover, spike bentgrass and purple needlegrass plots had about 20% cover, and remaining species had less than 5% cover."
See Also:See also related article "Unmowed cool-season grasses without irrigation in California" Golf Course Management, 88(3) March 2020, p. 89, R=315734. R=315734
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Reiter, M. 2019. Persistence and performance of low-maintenance cool-season grasses without irrigation in Central California. Agron. Abr. p. 121988.
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