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Author(s):Guertal, E. A.; Elsner, J. E.
Author Affiliation:Guertal: Associate Professor, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Elsner: The Turfgrass Group, Cartersville, GA
Title:The interaction of bermudagrass cultivars and athletic field traffic
Section:Turfgrass science poster
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Meeting Info.:November 9-13, 2035
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. November 2020, p. 131762.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:New bermudagrass cultivars for athletic fields are being introduced, and research that evaluates their suitability in trafficked conditions is needed. The objective of this work was to examine the performance of six hybrid [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. ┼ĺ C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy] and common (C. dactylon (L.) Pers.) bermudagrass cultivars (Tifgrand, NorthBridge, Latitude 36, Celebration, TifTuf and Tifway) to which simulated fall foot traffic (zero, 1 or 3 American-style football games week-1) was applied. All treatments were installed in 4 replicate blocks as sod on 31 May 2017, and in each fall (August-Nov) traffic was applied. Collected data included color, quality, chlorophyll meter readings, clipping yield, shoot density (quarterly) and dry weights of stems (stolons and rhizomes) and roots. In many cases the interaction of cultivar and traffic was never significant, and differences due to cultivar were of greater significance than the level of traffic. Tifgrand often had greatest shoot density, with Celebration and Tifway having lower shoot densities, when compared to the other cultivars (2017 and 2018). Dry weight of stems and roots was greatest in NorthBridge, and lowest in Tifway (2017 and 2018). Traffic decreased fall and winter shoot density, but with no summer traffic the grass recovered, and there were no differences in the spring or summer counts (2018). April (2019) populations of Poa annua were affect by both traffic and cultivar, with heavily trafficked bermudagrass having more, and bigger plants. For color, quality and performance, cultivar selection was of greater importance than amount of athletic field traffic.
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2020. The interaction of bermudagrass cultivars and athletic field traffic. Agron. Abr. p. 131762.
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