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Author(s):Powell, A. J. Jr.
Author Affiliation:Agronomy Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Title:Specialty vs. farm fertilizers for turf
Source:Turfgrass Topics [Georgia]. Vol. 7, No. 5, September/October 1986, p. 3-5.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Athens, GA: University of Georgia, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.
Abstract/Contents:"Professional golf course superintendents, lawn care supervisors and groundskeepers often spend 3-5 times more for a slow release, urea based, specialty fertilizer....Recent University of Kentucky turf research indicates that [the] benefits of slow release may not be cost effictive and can be misleading if applied at low rates of N when clippings are not removed....With these problems in mind, an N source study was initiated in 1983....Nitrogen sources evaluated on the Kenblue Kentucky bluegrass were: (1) Urea, 46-0-0; (2) Methylene urea (Scotts), 41-0-0; (3) Sulfur coated urea (Lakeshore), 36-0-0; (4) IBDU (Estech), 31-0-0; (5) Urea formaldehyde (BFC Chemicals), 38-0-0....Very small differences among sources occurred over the 13 month period....Although Sulfur Coated Urea (SCU) resulted in the highest averages for [clipping weight, color and height], the differences were minute....With this method of evaluation...urea at 1/3 to 1/5 the cost was at least as effective as the other specialty fertilizers....[However] there are many valid reasons that a turfgrass manager might choose the specialty, slow release fertilizer."
Note:Reprinted from Soil Science News & Views, September 1985, Vol. 6(9)
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Powell, A. J. Jr. 1986. Specialty vs. farm fertilizers for turf. Turfgrass Topics [Ga]. 7(5):p. 3-5.
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