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Author(s):de Souza, Isadora G. P.; McCurdy, James D.; Held, David W.; Henry, Gerald M.; Hill, JoVonn G.
Author Affiliation:de Souza: Presenting Author and Department of Plant and Soil Science; McCurdy and Hill: Mississippi State University; Held: Auburn University; Henry: University of Georgia-Athens
Title:Pollinator friendly lawns in Mississippi
Section:Turfgrass management and ecology poster (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:Baltimore, Maryland: November 6-9, 2022
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2022, p. 142681.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Urban and suburban ecosystems rely heavily upon maintained turfgrass monocultures. These areas may be fragmented by transportation infrastructure, buildings, and landscapes lacking in diverse plant material, which affects pollinators. The Refuge Lawn project in Mississippi studies a list of twenty flowering-forb species native and introduced in the Southeastern U.S. and how they support pollinators. Objectives are 1) Determine bloom periodicity of native and introduced forbs common to lawn and amenity turfgrass settings in Mississippi and quantify pollinating insect visitors, 2) Characterize effects of warm-season turfgrass species selection and cultural practices on forb establishment and persistence. From Feb 17 to Jun 30 data was recorded looking at bloom periodicity, the number of plants and flowers, cover percentage, and phenostage. Taraxacum officinale and Trifolium repens were chosen as sentinel species, and the forbs Lamium purpureum, Lamium amplexicaule, and Claytonia virginica were evaluated. Evaluation of plant species took place in one m2 within four locations for each plant. Locations were geo-referenced. Plants evaluated were 12.5% buttons, 43.8% full-bloom, 8.3% senescent and 35.4% seeding. Full-bloom and seeding are the focus of this objective. Full-bloom date is important in order to recommend these plants to enhance pollination, and seeding date helps determine a harvest window for the establishment of new areas. Those results are essential to determine mowing periodicity. In addition, Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus, Symphyotrichum divaricatum, Diodia virginiana, Claytonia virginica, and Ranunculus spp. were established in bermudagrass from Oct 2021 to April 2022 with three repetitions of one m2 each species. Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus and Symphyotrichum divaricatum successfully bloomed in 2022, while other plants have yet to reach their blooming peak. Results will help to normalize non-traditional turfgrasses in Southeastern United States lawns to preserve pollinator species."
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de Souza, I. G. P., J. D. McCurdy, D. W. Held, G. M. Henry, and J. G. Hill. 2022. Pollinator friendly lawns in Mississippi. Agron. Abr. p. 142681.
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