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Author(s):Kerr, D. E.; Kopec, D. M.; Ruhl, T. E.; Gilbert, J. J.
Author Affiliation:Kerr: Farm Supervisor, Campus Agricultural Center, University of Arizona; Kopec: Extension Specialist, Turf, Plant Sciences, University of Arizona; Ruhl: Farm Assistant, Campus Agricultural Center, University of Arizona; Gilbert: Research Specialist, Turf, Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Title:Cultural management for height reduction of Tifgreen 328 bermudagrass greens
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Source:Turfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summary [Arizona]. 2001, p. 173-178.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Golf greens; Golf courses; Mowing height; Tournament preparation; Rolling; Golf green speed
Cultivar Names:Tifgreen
Abstract/Contents:"Tifgreen bermudagrass (328) had been used for greens in the Southwest for 40 years. Decreased mowing heights desired for tournament events can result in loss of turf quality and performance. A series of mowing and rolling events were devised and executed on a Tifgreen turf mowed at 5/32", in order to minimize the potential negative affects of a reduced mowing height of 1/8". All treatments were executed prior to mowing the turf at the new reduced height of 1/8". Significant treatment effects resulted from combinations of mowing and rolling for ball speed distance, when averaged over three evaluation dates. When averaged over all three evaluation dates, the single mow/no roll treatment [1x mow/0 roll] had the least ball roll distance (BRD) values. Mowing/rolling combinations which resulted in either three or four operations on Day 1 (1x mow/2x roll, 2x mow/2x roll and 2x mow/1x roll) had slightly greater BRD values than the operations which included two operations (2x mow/0x roll and 1x mow/1x roll). BRD values decreased from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 4 from 81.2", 80.3" to 73.4", respectively when average over all treatments. Single mowing at 5/32", followed by either a double or single rolling event prior to mowing to the new height of 1/8" on Day 1, resulted in the longest BRD values for Days 1 and 2. The effect of all cultural management treatments was diminished by Day 4."
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Kerr, D. E., D. M. Kopec, T. E. Ruhl, and J. J. Gilbert. 2001. Cultural management for height reduction of Tifgreen 328 bermudagrass greens. Turfgrass Landscape Urban IPM Res. Summ. p. 173-178.
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