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Author(s):Bingham, S. W.
Author Affiliation:Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities
Title:Plant Growth Regulation: Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, and Bermudagrass
Source:Pest Management Guide for Turfgrass. January 1986, p. 21.
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: Department of Plant Pathology & Physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Growth regulators; Poa; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; Cynodon
Abstract/Contents:"Growth regulators are utilized to reduce the amount of mowing and trimming needed for maintaining turfgrass. The suggested growth regulator, applied before seedhead formation, will also inhibit the development of seedheads of cool season turfgrasses for one season. Bermudagrass seedheads are inhibited for about 4 weeks. Growth regulators are suggested for use on areas such as highway and other rights-of-way, industrial parks, schools and cemetaries, airports and golf course roughs. It is particularly useful along fence lines, sloping areas, guard rails and other areas difficult to mow and trim. The best time for using a turfgrass growth regulator appears to be in Spring after green-up to the point desired for the next several weeks. In many cases where mowing can be utilized, the regulator may be best applied after the first time the grass is clipped. This clipping will achieve more dense after treatment. Therefore, the turfgrass may remain at the density you see at the time for 6 to 8 weeks. Generally, after the period of turfgrass growth suppression, the foliage may even take on a darker green appearance. The turfgrass should have a good appearance and actively growing at the time of treatment with growth regulator. Any debris or clippings should be removed. For seadhead control, apply at least 2 weeks prior to seedhead emergence from shoot. Apply when rain is not expected for 24 hours."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bingham, S. W. 1986. Plant Growth Regulation: Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, and Bermudagrass. Pest Management Guide for Turfgrass. p. 21.
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