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Author(s):Morton, S. J.; Engelke, M. C.; Ruemmele, B. A.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:1992 Update for the 1987 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) tall fescue quality evaluation: I. Effect of mowing height
Article Series:Turfgrass Cultivars
Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1992. September 1992, p. 13-20.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Texas Agricultural Exp. Station Consolidated Report
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Festuca arundinacea; Variety trials; Mowing height; Turfgrass quality; Cultivars; National Tall Fescue Variety Test-1987
Abstract/Contents:Two complete sets of the tall fescue NTEP trial, each containing 65 entries replicated three times, were seeded on blackland clay loam soil, grown under full sun, fertilized annually with 34-0-0 at 2 lb N per 1000 square feet, and irrigated to maintain active growth during the growing season. One set was maintained at a 2.5 inch mowing height (Trial A), which is representative of typical cultural practice for turf-type tall fescues. The other set was cut to 1.5 inches (Trial B). Over all years, Trial B quality ratings were lower than trial A ratings, indicating that reducing mowing heights for tall fescues may not be desirable. Most entries were frequently in the highest statistically significant group, which suggests that most tall fescues will respond to the abiotic environmental factors typical of Dallas, Texas, and to a cultural practice, such as mowing, similarly year after year, relative to one another. Some of the entries that were consistently in this top quality group were Falcon, PE-7, PST-5OL, and Trailblazer, while poor quality was consistently observed for KY-31 in both mowing trials.
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Morton, S. J., M. C. Engelke, and B. A. Ruemmele. 1992. 1992 Update for the 1987 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) tall fescue quality evaluation: I. Effect of mowing height. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 13-20.
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