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Author(s):Owen, Mary
Author Affiliation:Regional Turf Specialist, University of Massachusetts Extension
Title:Selecting turfgrasses for low maintenance sites
Source:Turf Notes [New England]. Vol. 7, No. 4, July/August 1998, p. 6-8.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Worchester, MA: New England Cooperative Extension Systems
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Low maintenance; Choice of species; Usage; Turfgrass profile; Fine fescues; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Festuca ovina subsp. ovina; Festuca arundinacea; Turfgrass establishment; Insect resistance; Endophytes; Seed quality
Abstract/Contents:"Selection of turfgrass species depends on several factors: the intended use of the turf", the soil type, the environmental sensitivity of the site, fertilizer application, irrigation, "and the amount of management time and expertise available... The intent of this article is to provide information on the types of grasses suitable for successful growth under low maintenance, low input regimes." Describes growth habits of Chewings, hard, creeping red, sheep, and tall fescues. Includes suggestions for proper selection and establishment of low maintenance, low input regimes. Also includes suggestions for choosing pest-tolerant grasses.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Owen, M. 1998. Selecting turfgrasses for low maintenance sites. Turf Notes [N. Eng.]. 7(4):p. 6-8.
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