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Author(s):Braun, Ross C.; Patton, Aaron J.; Watkins, Eric; Hollman, Andrew; Mihelich, Nicole T.
Author Affiliation:Braun: Dept Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Patton: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Watkins, Hollman, and Mihelich: Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; St. Paul, MN
Title:Evaluation of harvest and storage limitations of low-input cool-season species mixtures for sod production
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. 134368.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"The lack of turfgrass diversity in cool-season sod production is related to information inefficiencies, such as lack of agronomic information available to sod producers and lack of awareness by both sod producers and consumers of improved, low-input species, such as fine fescues (Festuca spp.). Collaborative research between Purdue University and University of Minnesota investigated the influence of cool-season turfgrass species mixtures on the production, quality, strength, and storage limitations of sod to provide more information to sod producers. Field experiments were established in 2018 in West Lafayette, IN and in 2019 in St. Paul, MN and data was collected for the following two years at each site. Treatments included twelve turfgrass species mixtures that consisted of the following five species: strong creeping red fescue (F. rubra ssp. rubra), Chewings fescue (F. rubra ssp. commutata), hard fescue (F. brevipila), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea; syn. Schedonorus arundinaceus), and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis). In addition to turf quality, cover, and growth rate data, data was collected at multiple sod harvest timings of from 11 to 22 mo after planting to quantify sod tensile strength, sod handling, and shelf-life. Results from the sod harvests in both Indiana and Minnesota indicated the majority of these low-input mixtures will produce quality sod similar to the standard comparison of 100% Kentucky bluegrass sod. Sod tensile strength and sod handling data analysis revealed differences in sod strength among treatments and sod mixtures containing fine fescues generally produced greater sod strength if the mixture contained at least 30% strong creeping red fescue due to its rhizomatous growth habit. Overall, sod producers growing fine fescues may be able to reduce mowing inputs, but still yield sod with good sod strength."
See Also:See also related record "Management, harvest, and storage characteristics of low-input cool-season turfgrass sod mixtures", Agronomy Journal 114(3), May/June 2022, p. 1752-1768, R=320146. R=320146
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Braun, R. C., A. J. Patton, E. Watkins, A. Hollman, and N. T. Mihelich. 2021. Evaluation of harvest and storage limitations of low-input cool-season species mixtures for sod production. Agron. Abr. p. 134368.
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