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  1. Vol. 57 No. 2, p. 189-192
    Received: July 17, 1964

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Effect of Mulches on Microclimate and Turf Establishment1

  1. D. G. Barkley,
  2. R. E. Blaser and
  3. R. E. Schmidt2



Moderation of soil temperature and conservation of soil moisture by straw, wood cellulose fibers, and sawdust resulted in quicker turf establishment than no mulch or elastomeric emulsion treatment of summer seedings of Kentucky 31 fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and Redtop. Irrigation improved all treatments, but was most beneficial to grasses mulched with straw, wood cellulose fibers, and sawdust.

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