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Author(s):Wang, Julie; Tucker, Kevin; Henry, Gerald M.
Author Affiliation:Wang and Henry: University of Georgia-Athens, Athens, GA; Tucker: Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia-Athens, Athens, GA
Title:Evaluation of alternative plant species for low input turfgrass
Section:Turfgrass management and ecology poster (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, Utah: November 7-10, 2021
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2021, p. 134072.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
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Abstract/Contents:"Golf courses are often accused of luxury consumption of management inputs. Investigation into the use of alternative, low input plant species for use as rough or out-of-play areas could help reduce the environmental impact of this industry. Therefore, the objective of our research was to compare the growth and performance of alternative plant species with common bermudagrass. The trial was conducted at the Athens Turfgrass Research and Education Center greenhouse complex in Athens, GA during the fall and winter of 2020/2021. Blue grama [Bouteloua gracilis (HBK) Lag. Ex Griffiths], common bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.], black medic (Medicago lupulina L.), white clover (Trifolium repens L.), and common yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) were seeded into 15.2-cm circular pots filled with a soilless potting media on 15 Oct. 2020. Plants were allowed to mature in the greenhouse over an 8-week period. Three mowing heights (2.5 cm, 5.1 cm, and non-mowed) were evaluated for each species over 8 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, plant health [normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI)], shoot density (shoots cm-2), root biomass (g), and golf ball lie (% exposed ball) data were obtained. Common yarrow and white clover were able to tolerate 2.5 and 5.1 cm mowing heights by maintaining shoot density and root biomass. Additionally, neither of these species negatively affected golf ball lie. Although black medic exhibited similar plant health and shoot density when mowed, excessive root loss at the 2.5 cm height may result in future stand reductions. Blue grama responded well to mowing at both heights, but high concealment of the ball by the canopy could hinder performance. Yarrow and white clover may be possible alternative species for use on golf courses; however, further research examining their response to traffic may reveal longevity potential."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wang, J., K. Tucker, and G. M. Henry. 2021. Evaluation of alternative plant species for low input turfgrass. Agron. Abr. p. 134072.
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