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Rooting from SOD by Poa Pratensis L. and Agrostis Tennis Sibth.1

 

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  1. Vol. 10 No. 6, p. 718-719
     
    Received: Feb 4, 1970


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1970.0011183X001000060039x
  1. John H. Madison2

Abstract

Abstract

The source was examined of roots which “knit” blue and bentgrass sods by emergence from the sod into the soil below. Sod was knit by new adventitious roots which emerged from the sod into the new soil in greater numbers as sod was more thinly cut. Regrowth of old roots was not a factor in knitting of sod. All bluegrass shoots initiated new roots. Only some bentgrass shoots initiated roots the first week, but the percent rooting increased with time.

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