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Author(s):Miller, Grady L.; McCauley, Ray
Author Affiliation:Miller: Presenting Author and North Carolina State University; McCauley: NC State University
Title:Topdressing with colored sand to improve turfgrass quality
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. 144674.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Green turf colorants sprayed on turfgrass foliage have increasingly been used as an alternative to winter overseeding. It is not known if there are benefits to using various colored sands for actively growing turfgrass and if they will provide residual winter color to dormant turfgrasses. The primary objective of the field study was to evaluate colored sands for routine topdressing on golf greens. "AMiniVerde" bermudagrass green was lightly topdressed every 14 days during the growing season using colored sands. Data collected included surface temperatures, turfgrass quality, and soil hydrophobicity. Treatments included two dark green sands, two light green sands, two brown sands, two black sands, and natural-colored sand. All treatments were made using natural-colored sand as the base material. The two dark green, one brown, and one light green treatments increased mean turfgrass quality, averaged over 3 years, compared to the other colored sand treatments. The natural sand had lower turf quality compared to using colored sand. Canopy temperatures were increased by the two black sand treatments, with less distinct temperature results from the other colors. Lower, but similar temperatures were recorded for the brown and two of the green sands. Two of the green sands had similar temperatures compared to the natural sand. Hydrophobicity was similar or lower compared to the natural sand treatment. This study found that regular topdressing with colored sands could provide marginal benefits to the turfgrass."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Miller, G. L., and R. McCauley. 2022. Topdressing with colored sand to improve turfgrass quality. Agron. Abr. p. 144674.
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