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Author(s):Brame, R. A.
Author Affiliation:Director, North Central Region, United States Golf Association Green Section
Title:[When recently replanted greens can be opened for play]
Column Name:On the road with the USGA
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Source:The Green Breeze. Vol. 54, No. 2, May 2002, p. 6.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Cincinnati, Ohio: Greater Cincinnati Golf Course Superintendents Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turf Advisory Service (USGA); Density; Topdressing; Mowing height; Growth; Winter maintenance; Traffic; Golf greens; Golf green maintenance; Temperatures; Spring maintenance
Abstract/Contents:Discusses how to manage turf at the close of the winter season in the North Central Region. Describes practices for growing turfgrass during the close of the winter season, stating that "it is important to keep in mind that a putting surface will look ready for play well before it can actually handle traffic. Generally speaking, turf density must first be closed at the initial grow-in height of 1/4 to 1/2 inch (depending on the cultivar). Once good density exists at the grow-in level, mowing height reduction can be initiated. Topdressing should be initiated ahead of mowing height reduction to help protect the plant as the cut is lowered." Details what steps to take once a new putting surface has reached the maintenance level. Discusses inconsistent turf growth due to cool nighttime temperatures and how to remedy the situation. States that "growth inconsistencies in the spring, especially the early spring, should remind us that we are playing on Mother Nature's home court. She's in control, whether it's convenient for our agenda or not."
Note:Reprint appears in Hole Notes, 33 (3) May 2002, p. 27
Geographic Terms:North Central Region
See Also:Other items relating to: TOPDRS
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Brame, R. A. 2002. [When recently replanted greens can be opened for play]. Green Breeze. 54(2):p. 6.
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