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Author(s):Dahlsson, S.-O.
Author Affiliation:Weibullsholm, S 261 20 Landskrona, Schweden
Title:Some observations on turfgrass research in the U.S.A.
Translated Title:Einige Beobachtungen über Rasenforschung in den U.S.A.
Source:Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. Vol. 1, No. 2, October-December 1978, p. 80-82.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Hannover, W. Germany: Patzer Verlag GmbH and Co. KG, Alter Flughafen
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turfgrasses; Cool season turfgrasses; Warm season turfgrasses; Pest control
Abstract/Contents:"At the academic level almost 70 United States researchers work full time on turfgrass. Most of the work (75%) is on cool season grasses and the rest on warm season grasses. More than 35% of the total research is on pest problems and 17% on cultivar improvement. Less attention is paid to problem areas such as shade, water use, soil compaction and hard wear. The USGA specification for putting green construction has been used since 1960. Continuous research has given additional information but there are still more problems to be solved. There is still disagreement between scientists, architects, superintendents, etc., regarding the specifications for the ideal putting green. Recent research in Washington State shows excellent response to sulphur fertilization. Increased sulphur has improved color, decreased Poa annua and fusarium patch disease, and eliminated black algae and Ophiobolus patch disease. During recent years much attention has been given to Poa annua, mostly from the standpoint of control. A recent publication presents aspects on both control and cultural practices on Poa annua. The question arises whether this is a step towards our acceptance of Poa annua as a turfgrass."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dahlsson, S.-O. 1978. Some observations on turfgrass research in the U.S.A.. (In German) Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. 1(2):p. 80-82.
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