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Author(s):DiPaola, J. M.; Beard, J. B.
Title:Seasonal Rooting Characteristics of Bermudagrass and St. Augustinegrass
Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1977-78. May 1978, p. 5-11.
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Stenotaphrum secundatum; Cynodon dactylon; Root growth; Shoot growth; Growth chambers; Soil temperature; Winter injury
Abstract/Contents:Root growth records are presented for turf of Stenotaphrum secundatum cv. Floratam and Cynodon dactylon cv. Tifgreen, established in a growth chamber. Root growth of both grasses was most stable during the summer months of maximum shoot growth, the daily growth at this time being about 2.8 cm. Rates for Floratam averaged only 1.5 cm/day in late October. Symptoms of low temperature injury developed later on Tifgreen than Floratam. Observations indicated that most, if not all, of the roots of both grasses were regenerated each year. The seasonal fluctuations in growth appeared to be influenced by soil temperature.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
DiPaola, J. M., and J. B. Beard. 1978. Seasonal Rooting Characteristics of Bermudagrass and St. Augustinegrass. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 5-11.
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