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Author(s):Wang, Julie; Henry, Gerald M.; Held, David W.; McCurdy, James D.
Author Affiliation:Wang: Presenting Author and University of Georgia-Athens; Henry: University of Georgia-Athens; Held: Auburn University; McCurdy: Mississippi State University
Title:Influence of mowing height on flowering and growth of common lawn weeds
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. 143659.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Related Web URL:https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/mediafile/Handout/Paper143659/CSSA%20Mowing%20Height%20Poster%20Final.pdf
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Abstract/Contents:"Pollinators provide one of the most important ecosystem services through their role in plant pollination. Unfortunately, urbanization and agricultural intensification have led to a loss of biodiversity and reduction in ecosystem function. Turfgrass weeds are adapted to local environments and often tolerate intense management. Adjustments to certain cultural practices could further promote floral production and long-term pollinator resource persistence. Mowing is one of the most common cultural practices performed on turfgrass; however, little is known about the response of turfgrass weeds to mowing. Therefore, the objective of our research was to study the effect of mowing height on perennial weed growth and floral production. Research was conducted at the Athens Turfgrass Research and Education Center in Athens, GA during summer of 2022. White clover (Trifolium repens L.), Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana L.), and common lespedeza [Lespedeza striata (Thunb.) Hook. & Am.] were transplanted into bare-ground by removing a soil core and replacing it with a weed plug. Four mowing heights (non-mowed, 2.5, 5.1, and 7.6 cm) were evaluated in a split plot design with four replications. Plant lateral spread data were obtained weekly and flowering data were collected daily. Mowing height significantly affected the lateral spread and flowering of the three weed species. Virginia buttonweed lateral spread and floral production was greatest among species, regardless of mowing height. Common lespedeza and white clover exhibited similar responses to mowing height; however, lateral spread in response to no mowing and 7.6 cm was greater in common lespedeza. Additionally, common lespedeza and white clover floral production were similar, which were significantly less than Virginia buttonweed. As mowing height decreased, floral production declined in both species. Although each weed species shows potential as a floral resource for pollinators, evaluation of excavated vegetative propagules at the termination of this research will further determine plant persistence."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wang, J., G. M. Henry, D. W. Held, and J. D. McCurdy. 2022. Influence of mowing height on flowering and growth of common lawn weeds. Agron. Abr. p. 143659.
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