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

 

This chapter in PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL TURFGRASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

  1.  p. 519-526
     
    Proceedings of the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference

    Eliot C. Roberts (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-573-4

     
    Published: 1974


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doi:10.2135/1974.proc2ndintlturfgrass.c78

Quality of lawn seed on the American market

  1. R.W. Schery

Abstract

Lawn seed offerings in the United States were examined not only for traditional quality factors, but for other inclusions that might have critical influence in the lawn. Crop seed is often cause for concern, and merits more precise identification in sophisticated lawn seed evaluation. Formulation for specific use and climate is in some cases still inadequate. Considering seven quality criteria, some three-fourths of lawn seed rated “excellent” to “good” (contrasted with probably one-third at midcentury). Noxious weeds were infrequent; other weeds were mainly of types not troublesome or easily controllable. Germination and purity were seldom out of tolerance. Avoiding “cheap” seed mixtures affords some protection against poor formulation, and low crop seed content helps escape the more serious “weed” problems. Additional index words: Grass seed, Lawn weeds, Lawn seed analysis.

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