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Author(s):Longer, D. E.
Author Affiliation:University of Arkansas
Title:Low input overseeding of warm season lawns to enhance winter color
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, UT: October 31 - November 4, 1999
Source:1999 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. Vol. 91, 1999, p. 123.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Overseeding; Warm season turfgrasses; Winter color; Lawn turf; Color; Blends; Lolium perenne; Festuca arundinacea; Poa pratensis; Planting dates; Scalping; Spring transition; Weed density
Abstract/Contents:"A study was initiated in 1998 to determine if cool season turfgrass species could be overseeded into established warm season lawns and provide year long, attractive green ground cover with very low labor and capital inputs. Two blends of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass were used as the overseeding species. Other treatemnts included two planting dates; mid-September and mid-October, and scalping or not scalping the warm season species prior to seeding. All plots were closely mowed in the spring to promote transition to the warm season bermudagrass and zoysiagrass parent stands. Analysis showed treatment differences for seeding date only. The weediness found in the bermudagrass plots, and not in the zoysia plots, was due largely to the relatively low density of the established bermudagrass turf prior to overseeding. The early overseeeded [overseeded] cool season species were able to establish and compete favorably with the winter weeds, but the late planted cool season species were not. All overseeded plots were no lower than 6 on the color rating scale and much better in appearance than the dormant zoysia and bermudagrass control throughout winter. Year long appearance was greatly improved in the overseeded plots."
Note:Reprint appears in Mississippi Turfgrass Association Newsletter, 32(12) December 1999, p. 11
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Longer, D. E. 1999. Low input overseeding of warm season lawns to enhance winter color. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 123.
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