Full TGIF Record # 91034
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Author(s):Koske, Thomas
Author Affiliation:Recording Secretary, Louisiana Turfgrass Association
Title:Droughty Spring
Source:The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. Vol. 40, No. 3, 2003, p. 1-2.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drought; Calcium; Magnesium; Potassium; Stress; Soil fertility; Nitrogen; Biostimulants; Mowing height; Irrigation practices; Drought resistance; Nitrogen fertilization; Drought stress; Temperatures
Abstract/Contents:Describes strategies for protecting soil and grass against drought. Discusses creating a soil balance, stating that "there is a well known balance of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and [potassium (K)] on the soil exchange. Ideally, it is 80:11:3 in ratio. That means that dumping lots of K2O for stress relief may cause a different kind of stress as the ratio gets out of balance." Suggests a review of soil fertility conditions in winter to prepare for late spring and summer. Advises to "avoid high or extra nitrogen just before or during stressful times. This N will promote lush growth which has soft, loosely packed cells. In this condition, plants are more easily attacked and damaged." Suggests using biostimulants to help reduce the impacts of stress. Discusses other strategies for protection against drought, such as raising mowing heights when temperatures increase, irrigating properly and avoiding over irrigation. States that "some of these practices are necessary before the drought hits and some are instituted during th stress."
See Also:Other items relating to: Biostimulants
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Koske, T. 2003. Droughty Spring. The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. 40(3):p. 1-2.
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