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Author(s):Devitt, D. A.; Neuman, D. S.; Bowman, D. C.; Morris, R. L.
Author Affiliation:Department of Range, Wildlife, and Forestry, University of Nevada Reno; Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada Reno; Cooperative Extension, University of Nevada Reno
Title:Comparative water use of turfgrasses and ornamental trees in an arid environment
Section:Turfgrass physiology and biotechnology
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Source:Journal of Turfgrass Management. Vol. 1, No. 2, 1995, p. 47-63.
# of Pages:17
Publishing Information:Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press (Haworth Press)
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Festuca arundinacea; Cynodon dactylon; Evapotranspiration; Irrigation rates; Arid climate; Water use; Trees; Ornamental plants
Abstract/Contents:"Monthly evapotranspiration (ETa) of Argentine mesquite (Prosopis alba Grisebach), desert willow (Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet var. linearis) and southern live oak (Quercus virginiana Mill., nursery seedling selection) were compared with tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) and common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) overseeded with perennial ryegrass (Lolium perene L.) over a two-year period at a field site in Las Vegas, NV. Immature trees (56.8 L container nursery stock) and tall fescue were grown in 190 L plastic lysimeters in which weekly hydrologic balances were maintained. Evapotransporation of bermudagrass/ryegrass was estimated from crop coefficients (Kc) and potential evapotranspiration (ETo) predictions. ETa of the trees and tall fescue (L/lysimeter) was shown to increase as the leaching fraction (LF = drainage/irrigation) increased. The ETa data were compared on an area basis dividing tree ETa by measured basal canopy areas and turfgrass ETa by the land area on which the grass was grown. Highest tree to grass water use ratios were observed when trees (+0.25 LF) were compared to the low fertility bermudagrass/ryegrass and the lowest water use ratios were observed when comparisons were made with tall fescue under the highest irrigation treatment (+0.25 LF). During the active growing season, tree to grass (bermudagrass/ryegrass low fertility) water use ratios in the range of 2.0 to 4.0 were observed with values dropping to approximately 1.0 during winter months. Based on ETa-basal canopy area-canopy volume relationships, extrapolation of the data to mature size trees suggested even larger tree to grass water use ratios."
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Devitt, D. A., D. S. Neuman, D. C. Bowman, and R. L. Morris. 1995. Comparative water use of turfgrasses and ornamental trees in an arid environment. J. Turfgrass Manage. 1(2):p. 47-63.
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