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Author(s):Hall, M. H.; White, R. H.; Gaudreau, J. E.; Menn, W. G.; Taylor, G. R.
Author Affiliation:Hall: Research Associate, Turfgrass Physiology, Support Staff for Turfgrass programs; White: Turfgrass Physiologist, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; White: Turfgrass Physiologist, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Gaudreau: Graduate Student & Extension Associate, Entomology, Staff Support for Turfgrass Programs; Menn: Lecturer, Turfgrass Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Taylor: Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Title:Zoysiagrass cultivar management study
Section:Growth, development and culture
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1998. 1998, p. .
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Texas Turfgrass Consolidated Progress Reports TURF-98-1 thru
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Zoysia; Zoysia japonica; Choice of cultivar; Zoysia tenuifolia; Cultivar evaluation; Genotypes; Nitrogen fertility; Nitrogen fertilization; Leaf texture; Spring green-up; Quality; Percent living ground cover; Color; Mowing height; Establishment rate; Autumn; Plugging; Sprigging; Comparisons
Cultivar Names:Meyer; El Toro; Crowne; Palisades; Emerald; Cavalier
Abstract/Contents:"A study was initiated in College Station, Texas to compare 6 zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp) cultivars and two planting methods. On May 7, 1996, plots were either sprigged or plugged, with an equal amount of sod used for each planting treatment. Genotypes used included Meyer, El Toro, Crowne, and Palisades, which are medium to course textured, as well as Emerald and Cavalier, which are fine textured. After most plots were established, nitrogen fertility was differentially applied in the form of 21-0-0 at the rates of 0.25, 0.5, or 1.0 lbs N per 1000 sq ft per growing month. Mowing height differentials were imposed in August of 1996, and included cutting heights of 0.75 inches via a reel-type mower, and 1.5 inches with a walk behind rotary mower. During the second growing season there were no significant differences between planting methods or fertility rates in spring greenup, coverage, quality, percent green foliage, or fall color. Mowing height impacted spring greenup, in that, at the 0.75 inch mowing height, there were no statistical differences in greenup between any of the genotypes, except that Meyer was rated lower than the others. At the 1.5 inch mowing height, Emerald and Cavalier, the finer-textured genotypes, were rated higher than El Toro and Meyer plots. Meyer and Emerald were the slowest plots to establish, with all plots completely established by August, 1997. At the 0.75 inch mowing height, Crowne, Palisades, Cavalier, and El Toro were rated highest in overall quality while Meyer and Emerald had the lowest quality for 1997. At the 1.5 inch mowing height, Crowne, Palisades, and El Toro exhibited higher quality than Cavalier, which received higher ratings than Meyer and Emerald, which were statistically similar. Percent green foliage was rated in early November, with Emerald more green than all others and Meyer less green at the 0.75 inch mowing height, and Emerald, Palisades, Crowne and El Toro similar and more green than both Meyer and Cavalier at the 1.5 inch mowing height. In late November, El Toro exhibited better fall color than did Emerald, Cavalier, or Meyer. Crowne and Palisades fall color was similar to that of El Toro and higher than that of Meyer.
December 1998
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hall, M. H., R. H. White, J. E. Gaudreau, W. G. Menn, and G. R. Taylor. 1998. Zoysiagrass cultivar management study. Tex Turfgrass Res.
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