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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Departments of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:A kingdom of fairways: The 1st fine fescue symposium at GCSAA
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 31, No. 2, March/April 2002, p. 5-7, 9, 11.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf fairways; Fine fescues; Irrigation; Drainage; Pesticides; Soil types; Traffic control; Seed mixtures; Disease resistance; Agrostis; Public relations; Mowing height; Golf fairway maintenance; Golf industry trends; Fertilization; Wear resistance
Geographic Terms:United States; United Kingdom
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the proceedings of the First Annual Fescue Symposium, held at the 2002 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's conference at Orlando, FL. Describes "the new propensity to use fine fescues for fairways" because they "produce a true 'links' style golf course" and they "provide a more environmentally-friendly golf course." Discusses irrigation of fine fescues, focusing on drainage issues. Describes mowing tolerance of fine fescues on golf fairways and greens. Discusses the lower fertility requirements of fine fescues. Details the traffic tolerance of fine fescue, suggesting that researchers need to determine "if there is a specific level of nutrient inputs that will enhance traffic tolerance." Discusses the need for regular cultivation on fine fescues as thatch production can be a problem. Describes the "relatively good disease resistance" of fine fescues and also the weed control strategies needed on fine fescue turf. Discusses the mixture of fine fescue with colonial bentgrass in fairway turf situations. Also discusses strategy for introducing U. S. golfers to the idea of playing on courses that utilize alternative maintenance methods that often result in courses that are not as extremely green as the courses that often host televised PGA events.
See Also:Other items relating to: Fine Fescue Fairways
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Stier, J. 2002. A kingdom of fairways: The 1st fine fescue symposium at GCSAA. Grass Roots. 31(2):p. 5-7, 9, 11.
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