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Publication Type:
Content Type:Abstract or Summary only
Author(s):Skirde, W.
Title:Weeds in Grass Pitches
Source:Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. Vol. 7, No. 4, 1984, p. 150-155.
Publishing Information:Hannover, W. Germany: Patzer Verlag GmbH and Co. KG, Alter Flughafen
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Weeds; Sports turf; Herbicides
Abstract/Contents:"The use of herbicides in public green spaces is restricted by statutory regulations and the decisions of local authorities based on them. Sports pitches are not really affected at present, but the general trend makes it advisable to consider the problems in that sphere also. There is no doubt that in the past herbicides have sometimes been used quite unnecesarily and, equally, that selective chemicals will still be needed in future in certain circumstances. If one bears in mind that there are conventinal pitches, particularly in rural areas, with a weed content of 50% or more, and that many grass pitches are very poor in playing quality because of their construction or surface characters, then the weed problem can be kept in perspective. The same applies, with appropriate qualification, to prestige ornamental turf. After a discussion of definitions, this article describes the range of plants occurring in pitches in the Federal Republic, names the important weed species and deals with the question of tolerating weeds. Clear boundaries cannot be drawn, for subjective and objective reasons. Before herbicides are used, proper cultural measures should be undertaken, including soil aeration and pitch improvement measures, to improve the growing conditions for the grass sward. On the basis of all that has been said, specific mechanical treatments, with the use of chemicals restricted to spot-treatment, are preferable to overall spraying."
Note:Summary from The Journal of the Sports Turf Research Institute, June 1986, vol. 62, p 238
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Geographic Terms:Federal Republic
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Skirde, W. 1984. Weeds in Grass Pitches. Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. 7(4):p. 150-155.
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