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Author(s):Wells, D. W.; Constantin, R. J.
Author Affiliation:Hammond Research Station, RFD 2, Box 71, Hammond, LA 70401, USA
Title:Turfgrasses compared in dense shade
Source:Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 26, No. 4, 1983, p. 22-23.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Shade; Cynodon dactylon; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Zoysia
Abstract/Contents:The trial was set up under the dense canopy of a large live oak (Quercus virginiana) in May 1981. The plots were assessed in autumn 1981 and 1982 by visual assessment of the percentage live stand, density, texture, color and overall appearance. All the Bermuda grass [Cynodon dactylon] cultivars (Tifway, Tifdwarf, Tifgreen and common Bermuda grass) were reduced to less than one third of their original stand by the autumn of 1981, and by 90% or more by the end of the second growing season. The quality of the two St. Augustine grass [Stenotaphrum secundatum] cultivars used (common and Floratam) was rated below acceptable in the first year although common St. Augustine grass improved a little in the second season. Centipede grass [Eremochloa ophiuroides] and Emerald zoysia [Zoysia sp.] had the highest ratings for both years with composite mean scores (on a ten point scale) of 5.1 and 5.4, respectively, for 1981, and 4.7 and 4.0 for 1982. Methods for enhancing the survival of shaded turf are suggested including selective pruning of trees, removal of fallen leaves, irrigation, lessening traffic and maintaining good pest and disease control.
Note:Reprint appears in Quarterly News Bulletin of the Southern Turfgrass Association, 19(1) Spring 1984, p. 12-13
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See Also:Other items relating to: SHADEW
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wells, D. W., and R. J. Constantin. 1983. Turfgrasses compared in dense shade. Louisiana Agric. 26(4):p. 22-23.
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