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Author(s):Nikolai, Thomas A.
Author Affiliation:Turfgrass Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Title:More light on lightweight rolling: Research is shedding light on rolling as a season-long maintenance practice
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 40, No. 1, January/February 2002, p. 9-12.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:4
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Rolling; Golf course maintenance; Maintenance scheduling; Golf greens; Rollers; Compaction; Visual evaluation; Bulk density; Infiltration; Dollar spot; Disease severity; Insect pests; Equipment
USGA Green Section Keywords: Golf Course Management and Budgets: Equipment and Buildings; Golf Greens: Management; Golf Greens: Stimpmeter and Green Speed; Research
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the effects of rolling turf. Addresses the problem of limited research on the topic, "specifically, information was needed concerning the use of rollers in a season-long program." Reports "plots were rolled once or twice per week, but no changes in turfgrass quality, soil bulk, density, or water infiltration were found in rolled plots versus plots that were not rolled." Examines the impact of rolling on increasing green speed. Details the differences between roller weight and type along with rolling versus mowing. Examines the effect of rolling and reducing dollar spot. Suggests that "although the MSU studies suggest that rolling after an early morning mowing decreases dollar spot severity and may pick up excess turfgrass leaf litter, resulting in fewer black cutworms, further research is needed."
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Translated and partially reprinted in Greenkeepers, 19 Segundo Trimestre, 2005, p. 31-33 with translated title, "Rulos ligeros" Lang: Spanish
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Nikolai, T. A. 2002. More light on lightweight rolling: Research is shedding light on rolling as a season-long maintenance practice. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 40(1):p. 9-12.
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