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Author(s):Sifers, S. I.; Beard, J. B.; Hall, M. H.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:Comparative wear tolerances of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) genotypes grown under post oak tree shade in a warm-humid climate
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1991. 1991, p. 58-60.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Texas Agricultural Exp. Station Consolidated Report
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Shade; Festuca arundinacea; Tree environmental effects; Variety trials; Cultivar evaluation; Wear testing; Wear resistance
Abstract/Contents:This study was conducted to compare the relative wear tolerances of 14 tall fescue genotypes under post oak tree shade during May and June, the period of prime turf quality. Turfgrass wear was imposed in May 1989 via a mechanical wear simulator constructed for small plot use. The target number of wear revolutions was 500. However, following 400 revolutions, the wear endpoint had been reached on all four plots. Subsequently, the apparatus was moved following 400 revolutions at each placement. Jaguar and Falcon turfs had improved wear tolerance based on dry weight biomass remaining after wear stress treatment. Galway, Alta, and Adventure ranked the poorest for wear tolerance. The wear data indicate that there are tall fescue cultivars with more wear tolerance than others for use on lawn in shaded sites in warm-humid climates.
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Sifers, S. I., J. B. Beard, and M. H. Hall. 1991. Comparative wear tolerances of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) genotypes grown under post oak tree shade in a warm-humid climate. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 58-60.
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