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Author(s):Cisar, John L.
Author Affiliation:University of Florida
Title:Evaluation of ultradwarf bermudagrass cultural management practices
Section:Integrated turfgrass management
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Source:2001 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2001, p. 21.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Disease susceptibility; Dwarf bermudagrasses; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Vertical mowing; Topdressing; Nitrogen; Potassium; Ratios; Golf courses; Golf greens; Cultural methods; USGA recommendations; Fertilization rates; Nitrogen fertilizers; Potassium fertilizers; Mowing height; Visual evaluation; Shoot density; Thatch; Disease severity
Cultivar Names:TifEagle; Champion; Floradwarf
Geographic Terms:Florida
See Also:Other items relating to: TOPDRS

Other items relating to: Bermudagrasses - Ultradwarf Cultivars
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2001-09-207
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USGA Summary Points:Tifeagle and/or Floradwarf provided the highest turfgrass quality during summer stress months in south Florida. Nitrogen rate and more frequent verticutting provided higher turfgrass quality early in summer. Weekly topdressing provided higher turfgrass quality. Higher disease (melting out/decline) ratings were noted during the summer for Champion and on some dates Floradwarf compared to Tifeagle. There was less disease (melting out/decline) noted for the middle N rate. More frequent verticutting resulted in higher disease (melting out/decline) ratings while one frequent topdressing resulted in lower ratings. Floradwarf had more fairy rings. More frequent verticutting decreased fairy rings while more frequent topdressing increased fairy ring ratings. Champion had higher turfgrass quality than Floradwarf on both rating dates and higher turfgrass quality than Tifeagle one rating date during the winter, 2001. Increased N improved turfgrass quality in winter ratings, and it was determined that low N did not provide acceptable year-round quality turfgrass. Verticutting frequency did not affect turfgrass quality in winter, while more frequent topdressing slightly improved winter turfgrass quality. Less frequent verticutting resulted in greater shoot counts for Floradwarf and Champion, while TifEagle shoot counts were unaffected by verticutting frequency. N resulted in slightly greater shoot counts. Thatchmeter measurements were higher for Champion and for the greater N rate.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Cisar, J. L. 2001. Evaluation of ultradwarf bermudagrass cultural management practices. Turfgrass Environ Res. Summ. p. 21.
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