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Author(s):Nikolai, T. A.; Rieke, P. E.
Author Affiliation:Michigan State University
Title:The role of turfgrass in leaf litter disposal
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. 132.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Leaves; Mulching; Mulches; Application rates; Poa pratensis; Thatch; Thatch accumulation; Weed density; Quality
Cultivar Names:Midnight
Abstract/Contents:"The Solid Waste Management Act of 1995 eliminated the disposal of deciduous tree leaf litter in landfills. Two studies have been conducted that examine the feasibility of mulching leaf litter into existing turfgrass canopies. The first was initiated in October, 1991 to examine the effects of mulching oak and maple leaves at a rate of 0.5 kg m⁻² into a Midnight Kentucky bluegrass turf using a rotary push-mower. In October, 1995 a second study was initiated by mulching a mix of deciduous leafs into Kentucky bluegrass turf at the rates of 0.75 kg m⁻², 1.5 kg m⁻², and 2.25 kg m⁻². Check plots were included in both studies. No statistically significant differences have been found in the depth of the thatch/leaf litter layer. Maple leaf plots had statistically fewer weeds that the oak leaf and check plots. Other data obtained include quality ratings, C/N ratio, and soil samples for nutrient analysis."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Nikolai, T. A., and P. E. Rieke. 1999. The role of turfgrass in leaf litter disposal. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 132.
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