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Content Type:Abstract or Summary only
Source:Timely Turf Topics. November 1947, p. 1.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Algae control; Drainage systems; Golf greens; Hydrated lime; Water management
Abstract/Contents:"Algae is not a problem - it is a condition which has resulted from certain causes. The real problem is to remove the cause so that the grass can grow. Algae is a green plant which requires a constant, abundant supply of moisture for its growth. Algae is found in ponds, pools, and springs where it is constantly bathed in water. It forms on the surface of putting greens only where the growth of grass usually is poor. To prevent the growth of algae, provide adequate drainage and correct the water management so that not enough moisture remains on the surface to permit algae to grow. Again, it must be emphasized that good turf is the best defense against algae. The procedure for correcting or checking an algae condition temporarily consists of light (2 to 3 pounds to 1,000 square feet) dustings at frequent intervals, using hydrated lime. Application of the lime as a spray is of less value because more moisture is applied. Tine-forking will admit air into heavy, poorly-drained soils and will break the smothering scum which forms. In seasons when algae is prevalent it appears that there are more than the usual number of inquiries about crabgrass and clover. The following excerpt is taken from The Bulletin, U.S.G.A. Green Section, Vol. VII, No. 10, p. 204, 1927: "Good turf can not be maintained on a putting green unless both the surface drainage and the under drainage are good. It seems very hard for some people to appreciate the importance of good drainage, although probably 50 percent of putting green troubles are due to lack of it." "
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1947. Algae. Timely Turf Topics. p. 1.
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