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Author(s):Rodriguez, Ian R.; Miller, Grady L.; McCarty, L. B.
Author Affiliation:Rodriguez: Graduate Assistant, Department of Horticulture, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Miller: Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL; McCarty: Professor, Department of Horitculture, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Title:Bermudagrass establishment on high sand-content soils using various N-P-K ratios
Section:Turf Management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 37, No. 1, February 2002, p. 208-209.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Alexandria, VA: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: NPK ratio; Turfgrass establishment; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Sandy soils; Golf greens; USGA recommendations; Fertilization rates
Cultivar Names:FloraDwarf; Tifdwarf; TifEagle; Tifway
Abstract/Contents:"For drainage, turfgrass is often established on sand-based soils, which are typically nutrient deficient and require supplemental fertilization. The objective of this study was to determine the optimum N-P-K fertillizer ratio for establishing bermudagrass from sprigs in sand. 'FloraDwarf' and 'Tifdwarf' bermudagrasses [Cynodon dactylon (L.)Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burt-Davy] were sprigged on a United States Golf Association (USGA) green [85 sand : 15 peat (v/v)] in Aug. 1996 at the Univ. of Florida's Envirogreen in Gainesville, Fla. 'TifEagle' bermudagrass was sprigged on the USGA green [85 sand : 15 peat (v/v)]and 'Tifway' bermudagrass [C. dactylon (L.) Pers.]was sprigged on a native soil at Clemson Univ. in Clemson, S.C. in May 1999. Treatments consisted of fertilizer ratios of 1N-0P-0.8K, 1N-0P-1.7K, 1N-0.4P-0.8K, 1N-0.9P-0.8K, and 1N-1.3P-0.8K applied based on a N rate of 49 kg·ha-1/week for 7 weeks. Growth differences were apparent among cultivars. A 1N-0P-0.8K or 1N-0P-1.7K ratio is insufficient for the optimum growth of bermudagrass during establishment, even when planted on a soil high in P. Increased coverage rate with additional P was optimized at a ratio of 1N-0.4P at all four sites. Increased coverage with P was greatest on the sand-based greens, probably due to the very low initial P levels of the soils. On two of the sand-based greens, P in excess of a 1N-0.4P ratio decreased coverage rate."
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Rodriguez, I. R., G. L. Miller, and L. B. McCarty. 2002. Bermudagrass establishment on high sand-content soils using various N-P-K ratios. HortScience. 37(1):p. 208-209.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.37.1.208
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