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Author(s):Cline, V. W.
Author Affiliation:Toro Company
Title:Relationship of bermudagrass thatch and canopy architecture to quality-of-cut on golf course fairways
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Minneapolis, MN: November 5-9, 2000
Source:2000 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. 2000, p. 163.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon; Golf fairways; Golf courses; Canopy; Scalping; Reel mowers; Mowers; Thatch; Dry weight; Mowing height
Abstract/Contents:"Bermudagrass fairways on some golf courses are susceptible to mid-summer scalping, particularly in the overlap strips between reels on fairway mowers. Conditions that could contribute to the problem include the accumulation of thatch during the growing season, seasonal changes in canopy architecture, and cultural practices including watering, fertilizing and thatch control techniques. The purpose of this study was to characterize bermduagrass thatch and canopy growth under fairway management conditions throughout the growing season on three Florida golf courses in an effort to quantify factors that could affect after-cut appearance. Results indicated a small net increase in thatch from only one of the three fairways sampled. There was a significant reduction, however, in green leaf dry weights and in the ratio of green leaf tissue to thatch tissue from spring to fall on all three fairways. The turf canopy tended to be vigorous in the spring and then decline through the summer. Results indicated that thatch alone may not be a major contributor to mid-summer scalping in overlap strips. A reduction in the green canopy resulting in a thinner mowable layer in mid-summer appears to be a more likely cause."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Cline, V. W. 2000. Relationship of bermudagrass thatch and canopy architecture to quality-of-cut on golf course fairways. Annu. Meet. Abstr. p. 163.
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