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Book: Proceedings of the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America

 

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    Proceedings of the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference

    Eliot C. Roberts (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-573-4

     

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doi:10.2135/1974.proc2ndintlturfgrass.c7

Cultivar response in turfgrass species mixture trials with mowing at two heights1

  1. D.K. Taylor

Abstract

A study of the response of turfgrass cultivars and species in mixtures, seeded in various proportions, to two cutting-height managements was observed over 3 years. Results of competition among species and the effects of cultivar, seeding ratio, and cutting height on the plant populations were determined by shoot counts. The mixture components were Festuca rubra L. ‘Boreal’ and ‘Pennlawn,’ Poa pratensis L. ‘Park’ and ‘Merion,’ and Agrostis tenuis Sibth. ‘Highland.’ The bentgrass component was the most aggressive of the three species and dominated all mixtures in which it was seeded, especially at the lower cutting height. However, differences in performance between cultivars were large and indicate the importance of using adapted disease-resistant cultivars when formulating turfgrass seeding mixtures. Additional index words: Cultivar competition, Festuca rubra L., Poa pratensis L., Agrostis tenuis Sibth.

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