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Web URL(s):https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2023am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/150224
    Last checked: 12/04/2023
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Author(s):Bearss, Ryan C.; Rogers, John N.; Frank, Kevin W.; Merewitz, Emily B.
Author Affiliation:Bearss: Presenting Author and Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Rogers: Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Frank and Merewitz: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Title:Growth and rooting characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass sod harvested from various production systems
Section:Turfgrass science oral I (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:St. Louis, Missouri: October 29-November 1, 2023
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2023, p. 150224.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"In the United States, sod is sold as conventionally grown sod or sod on plastic. Conventionally grown sod production is slow and restricted to laterally spreading species. The harvestability of sod on plastic is dictated by the much faster developing root system and therefore, not limited by growth habit or species. In Spring 2023, research was conducted at the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center, East Lansing, MI to evaluate the growth and rooting characteristics of 'HD Sports 2.0' Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) 48 mm thick-cut, big-roll sod, grown conventionally and over plastic. Treatments were arranged as a randomized complete block design with four levels of sod [sod on plastic (SOP), root-sheared sod on plastic (RSOP), conventionally grown sod (CS), conventionally grown sod recovered over plastic (CSOP)] and four replications. At time of harvest, sod on plastic and conventionally grown sod treatments were 7-months and 18-months mature, respectively. SOP, RSOP, and CSOP treatments were harvested and delivered to East Lansing, MI on the week of 24 April 2023. SOP and CSOP treatments were maintained on plastic until trial initiation. RSOP treatments were placed over 20 cm of a USGA root zone and left to root for one month. CS treatments were harvested 30 May 2023. On 31 May 2023, RSOP treatments were sheared from their modules using a sod knife and all treatments were transplanted to 90 x 90 x 20 cm plastic rooting modules filled with a USGA root zone. Sub-samples were immediately cut from each treatment and tested for tensile strength and total non-structural carbohydrates. The remaining sod was rated for infiltration rate, chlorophyll index, quality, and growth rate weekly, and destructively harvested for rooting strength and root system architecture evaluations, bi-weekly."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bearss, R. C., J. N. Rogers, K. W. Frank, and E. B. Merewitz. 2023. Growth and rooting characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass sod harvested from various production systems. Agron. Abr. p. 150224.
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