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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Greening up the golf course
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 33, No. 2, March/April 2004, p. 15-17.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Spring green-up; Winter injury; Mowing; Nutrient uptake; Irrigation; Growth regulators; Seeding; Fertilization
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the desire for green grass, stating that "grass often turns brown during winter when its [it's] exposed to the open air or when its [it's] killed by disease or low temperature fungi. Exposure to open winter air kills foliage either by desiccation or by sunlight." States that "the rate of spring greenup depends partly on the grass genetics, temperature, and sunlight." Explains that "mowing is a tremendous stimulant for growth. On a brown turf, mowing removes the dead foliage, exposing surviving plant parts and the soil to warm sunlight...removal of green tissue helps too." Describes how nitrogen, irrigation, covers, and early seeding can also help stimulate spring greenup. Concludes that "plant genetics dictate only part of spring greenup. Early mowing, moderate fertility, and sufficient moisture can be used to hasten spring greenup."
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Stier, J. 2004. Greening up the golf course. Grass Roots. 33(2):p. 15-17.
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