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Author(s):Heckman, N. L.; Horst, G. L.; Gaussoin, R. E.
Author Affiliation:University of Nebraska
Title:Effects of trinexapac-ethyl on kentucky bluegrass sod storage and handling
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. 137.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod storage; Sod; Poa pratensis; Trinexapac-ethyl; Techniques; Sod shelf life; Temperatures
Abstract/Contents:"Sod storage is a major limiting factor in the sod industry. Storage practices such as the use of refrigeration and vacuum packaging have been used to increase the storage time; however, these are usually not practical or economical. Experiments were conducted to develop a feasible growth regulator management technique to increase the storage life of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) sod. Trinexpac-ethyl was applied at 0.277 kg ha⁻¹ to Kentucky bluegrass 2 weeks prior to harvesting. Results show that sod treated with trinexapac-ethyl was as much as 10° C cooler than the controls in the center of the sod pallets stored for 48 hours. The reduced sod temperatures lead to a 30% greater tensile strength in treated sod, 24 hours after harvest. A pre-harvest application of trinexapac-ethyl appears to increase storage times of Kentucky bluegrass sod, which may improve sod market quality."
See Also:Other items relating to: Sod Shelf Life
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Heckman, N. L., G. L. Horst, and R. E. Gaussoin. 1999. Effects of trinexapac-ethyl on kentucky bluegrass sod storage and handling. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 137.
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