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Author(s):Kopec, D. M.; Long, J.; Kerr, D.; Gilbert, J. J.
Author Affiliation:Kopec: Extension Specialist, Turfgrass, Plant Sciences Department, University of Arizona. Long: Superintendent, Staten Island Golf Club, N.Y. Kerr: Farm Attendant, Sr., Karsten Turfgrass Facility. Gilbert: Research Specialist, Turfgrass, Plant Sciences Department, University of Arizona.
Title:Initial investigations of mowing height and greens rolling on ball roll of Penncross creeping bentgrass
Section:Turfgrass research
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Source:1997 Turfgrass and Ornamentals Research Summary. 1997, p. 41-48.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona
Cultivar Names:Penncross
Abstract/Contents:"Increased demands for ball speeds is one of the greatest demands on the modern golf course superintendent. The effects of mowing height and rolling on ball speed perrformance were evaluated on a sand based USGA `Penncross' putting green. Three tests were conducted addressing mowing height and rolling combinations, frequency of rolling (# of passes), and surface hardness measurements among treatments using a Clegg surface hardness decelerator. When plots were rolled at one pass (twice per week) ball speed was generally increased by 8-11% at higher cut `Penncross' creeping bentgrass (11/64"). Plots rolled at one pass at low mowing heights (9/64") showed increases in ball speed distances by 5-10%. While rolling did improve ball speeds for both mowing heights, rolling at the higher height of cut (11/64") did not increase ball speed over unrolled low cut turf mowed at 9/64". Double rolled turf did not produce greater ball speeds than single rolled turf, when double rolling was performed once. The effects of rolling on enhanced ball speed appear to last 48 hours at most. Surface hardness was positively correlated to ball speed for high cut turf (11/64") which received a single rolling event and was strongly negatively correlated when mowed at low height (9/64") when double rolled."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kopec, D. M., J. Long, D. Kerr, and J. J. Gilbert. 1997. Initial investigations of mowing height and greens rolling on ball roll of Penncross creeping bentgrass. Turfgrass Landscape Urban IPM Res. Summ. p. 41-48.
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