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Author(s):Neylan, J.; Robinson, M.
Author Affiliation:Turfgrass Technology, Victoria, Australia
Title:Maintenance of bent (Agrostis spp.) putting greens
Section:Technical paper
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Meeting Info.:Sydney, NSW, Australia: 20-25 July, 1997
Source:Proceedings of the 8th International Turfgrass Research Conference. Vol. 8, 1997, p. 171-184.
# of Pages:14
Publishing Information:Sydney, Australia: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis; Golf courses; Golf greens; Golf course maintenance; Golf green maintenance; Mowing height; Rolling; Wear; Golf green speed; Agronomic characteristics; Turfgrass quality; Density; Agrostis tenuis; Agrostis stolonifera; Blends; Ball roll distance; Cultivar evaluation; Wear resistance; Spiking
Cultivar Names:Egmont; Cobra; Penncross; SR 1020
Abstract/Contents:"Putting greens are the main focal point on all golf courses and extensive efforts are made to create a putting surface that is uniform, smooth, firm and fast. Green speed has become a key criteria for assesing putting green quality and various maintenance techniques such as low mowing and rolling are used to increase green speed. With the introduction of several new bent (Agrostis spp.) varieties into putting greens there has been a need to alter management practices to achieve a quality putting surface while maintaining a healthy turf sward. A trial was established to assess the effects of mowing height, rolling and wear on green speed and agronomic characteristics of five bent varieties. The results demonstrate that green speed increases as the mowing height is reduced, however, with the stoloniferous bents this resulted in reduced turf quality and turf density. The use of greens rollers can significantly increase the green speed while maintaining a greater height of cut. The effects of rolling persisted for at leat a seven hour period. Wear had little effect on the green speed, although spiking caused ball deviation and ball bounce, with the stoloniferous bents exhibiting the most spiking."
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Neylan, J., and M. Robinson. 1997. Maintenance of bent (Agrostis spp.) putting greens. Int. Turfgrass Res. Conf. 8:p. 171-184.
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