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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Fine fescue fairways
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 28, No. 4, July/August 1999, p. 27-29, 31.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:4
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fine fescues; Golf fairways; Poa annua control; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula; Festuca ovina subsp. ovina; Turfgrass profile; Futures; Golf courses; Competition; Traffic; Wear resistance; Disease susceptibility; Choice of species
Abstract/Contents:Discusses using fine fescues in golf fairways in order to decrease Poa annua populations. Briefly profiles creeping red fescue, Chewings fescue, hard fescue, and sheep fescue. Describes the preparations for a fine fescue trial by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program. Also discusses the future of fine fescue for golf turf, stating "during summer, the turf will likely be browner than most people are used to, and the non-irrigated surfaces will cause more ball bounce. The reduced thatch and dry soil will impact golfer's swings, likely resulting in shallower divots. Disease management may ben an important issue, as leaf spot and net blotch diseases can be severe to fine fescues and little breeding has been performed with these diseases in mind" but that "with the public demand for more golf courses, a great market for links style courses, and a public cry for environmentally sustainable golf courses, fine fescue fairways are likely to become more commonplace."
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Stier, J. 1999. Fine fescue fairways. Grass Roots. 28(4):p. 27-29, 31.
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