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Author(s):Owen, Mary
Author Affiliation:Extension Educator and Turf Specialist, University of Massachusetts
Title:Roots: Getting to the bottom of turfgrass
Source:Sports Turf Manager [STMA]. Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 2001, p. 11-13, 16.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Council Bluffs, IA: Sports Turf Managers Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Roots; Root systems; Cool season turfgrasses; Warm season turfgrasses; Comparisons; Root growth; Carbohydrates; Shoot growth; Photosynthesis; Temperatures; Water uptake; Nutrient uptake; Aerification; Irrigation; Fertilization; Cultural methods
Abstract/Contents:Describes turfgrass root development and seasonal cycles. Discusses the characteristics of turfgrass root systems in relation to the plant life cycle. Explains the physiology of root systems in warm and cool season turfgrasses. Suggests ways to enhance root growth, such as aerating, irrigating, fertilizing at the proper time, maintaining soil pH at 6.0 or 7.0, and considering the time of year and amount of activity on the turf when mowing. Concludes that "attention to the growth, development and health of the root system by the turf manager can ensure a deep and extensive root system able to sustain a vigorous, properly performing playing surface."
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Owen, M. 2001. Roots: Getting to the bottom of turfgrass. Sports Turf Manager [STMA]. 19(3):p. 11-13, 16.
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