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Author(s):McLoughlin, Patrick; Williams, Karen; Schiavon, Marco
Author Affiliation:McLoughlin: University of Florida, Davie, FL; Williams: Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Davie, FL; Schiavon: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of Florida, Davie, FL
Title:Evaluation of different aerification methods and topdressing materials for ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, Utah: November 7-10, 2021
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2021, p. 1222.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Aerification is routinely used by turfgrass managers and golf superintendents specifically for green height turfgrass. Efficacy of aerification made with newer machines have not been extensively studied when compared to hollow tine and other industry standards. The objective of this field study was to compare the effects of different aerification methods and topdressings on turfgrass performance. The study is being conducted at the UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center in Davie, FL, during summer 2020 on a mature 'TifEagle' bermudagrass green. The greens were aerified with: a) ProCore 648 aerator with hollow tines (1.25 cm hollow tines) four times per year; b) ProCore 648 aerator twice per year with hollow tines and twice per year with JRM Infinity Samurai Tines; c) ProCore 648 aerator with JRM Infinity Samurai Tines four times per year; d) DryJect 4800 four times per year; e) Air2G2 four times per year. Topdressing followed aerification using 90/10 (sand/peat) standard USGA spec. mix or Harrell`s Divot Recovery mix. Plots were in a randomized complete block design with 3 replicates with topdressing material serving as whole plots and aerification method randomized within whole plots. Turf was evaluated weekly for visual turf quality, volumetric soil water content (VWC) using time domain reflectometry (TDR), Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and percentage green coverage and dark green color index using digital image analysis and soil surface firmness. Soil cores were collected prior to the beginning of the study and subsequently after the second and fourth aerification event and analyzed for: saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat), and organic matter content. Preliminary results after two aerification events indicate that treatments to the turf surface have no noticeable effect on Ksat. Divot mix has increased soil firmness compared to sand across all treatments."
See Also:See also related item "Evaluation of aerification methods and topdressing for ultradwarf greens" The Florida Green, Spring 2023, p. 18-21, R=330813. R=330813
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McLoughlin, P., K. Williams, and M. Schiavon. 2021. Evaluation of different aerification methods and topdressing materials for ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. Agron. Abr. p. 1222.
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