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Techniques for Vegetatively Establishing Kentucky Bluegrass Turf1


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  1. Vol. 67 No. 4, p. 578-579
    Received: July 13, 1974

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  1. E. G. Solon and
  2. A. J. Turgeon2



Field studies were undertaken to investigate establishment of ‘A-20’ Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) from plugs and shredded sod planted in prepared soil in early summer. Plug spacing was more critical than plug size in determining the rate of turfgrass establishment. Where companion grasses were seeded in conjunction with plugging, faster ground cover resulted, but the lateral growth of the A-20 plugs was retarded. Planting of shredded sod resulted in poor turfgrass cover due to desiccation of the plants and annual weed development initially; however, good turfs were developed within 2 years with heavier planting rates resulting in faster establishment.

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