Full TGIF Record # 91141
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Author(s):Rosenthal, Gregg
Title:Golf with Jack Frost
Source:The Mountain State Greenletter. Vol. 26, No. 9, November/December 2002, p. 9.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:West Virginia Chapter Golf Course Superintendents' Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Frost; Frost injury; Temperatures; Traffic; Golf carts
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the damage that frost can have on grass blades, stating that "frost on the grass blades tells us that the water inside the leaves is frozen. Remember that water is the primary component of plant tissue. When this water is frozen, traffic on the turf causes the ice crystals in the cells to puncture through the cell walls, killing the plant tissue." Suggests restricting heavy traffic or golf carts when the soil is completely frozen to the surface, but grass blades have thawed. States that "the most devestating situation occurs when the grass blades and upper one-half to one inch of the soil have thawed, but the ground beneath that level remains frozen." Warns that "complete kill of leaves, crown, and rhizomes can occur if the temperatures...drop below 20 degrees F."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Rosenthal, G. 2002. Golf with Jack Frost. Mt. State Greenletter. 26(9):p. 9.
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