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Web URL(s):https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2023am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/152315
    Last checked: 12/07/2023
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Author(s):Amgain, Naba R.; McNally, Brandon C.; Braun, Ross; Patton, Aaron J.
Author Affiliation:Amgain: Presenting Author and Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; McNally and Patton: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Braun: PhD and Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Title:Sod tensile strength of fine fescue cultivars
Section:Turfgrass science poster
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Meeting Info.:St. Louis, Missouri: October 29-November 1, 2023
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2023, p. 152315.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Sod is an important specialty crop in the northern U.S. It is used for lawn establishment as well as soil erosion control in new constructions and residential areas. Most of the sod farms in the northern U.S. grow Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) but recent work has shown promise in growing various fine fescue taxa. The objective of this experiment was to identify the best-performing cultivars of fine fescues (Festuca L. spp.) for sod production. A field experiment was conducted in West Lafayette, IN to qualify the sod tensile strength characteristics of five fine fescue species, in comparison to Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue (F. arundinacea Schreb.). Sod tensile strength and sod handling quality were measured at 9, 11, and 13 months after planting (MAP). Strong creeping red fescue (F. rubra L. ssp. rubra Gaudin), slender creeping red fescue [F. rubra L. ssp. littoralis (G. Mey.) Auquier], and Chewings fescue (F. rubra L. ssp. commutata Gaudin) had higher sod strength (i.e., required work to tear sod and maximum tensile load) than hard fescue (F. brevipila Tracey) or sheep fescue (F. ovina L.) at all sod harvests. The top performing fine fescue taxa had better or similar performance to Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. Similar trends were evident with sod handling ratings. There was little variation in sod strength or sod handling among cultivars of the same species. Sod handling and sod strength device response variables were positively correlated with one another across all turfgrass species, which is similar to findings in past sod research."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Amgain, N. R., B. C. McNally, R. Braun, and A. J. Patton. 2023. Sod tensile strength of fine fescue cultivars. Agron. Abr. p. 152315.
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