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Dale J. Bremer, Steven J. Keeley, Abigail Jager, Jack D. Fry, and Cathie Lavis

actual needs of the turfgrass, and encouraging homeowners to follow proper lawn-care guidelines (e.g., sweeping or blowing lawn-care products back into the lawn), should help conserve water and protect water quality in urban watersheds. Units Literature

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Matteo Serena, Bernd Leinauer, Rossana Sallenave, Marco Schiavon, and Bernd Maier

turfgrass irrigation have been identified as sources of high water consumption, are deemed non-essential for human living, and are considered as an unnecessary luxury. For this reason, alternative but saline water sources such as recycled water or low-quality

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Christian M. Baldwin, Haibo Liu, Lambert B. McCarty, Hong Luo, Joe Toler, and Steven H. Long

#9840; Taylor), visual turfgrass quality (TQ), clipping yield, chlorophyll concentration, root total nonstructural carbohydrates (TNC), soil bulk density, and water infiltration rates. Canopy and soil (7.6 cm depth) temperatures were recorded after each

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Sarah E. Cathey, Jason K. Kruse, Thomas R. Sinclair, and Michael D. Dukes

may allow for further water conservation and development of more drought-tolerant genetic material. Drought resistance in warm-season turfgrass has been studied previously with an emphasis on quality ( Hook et al., 1992 ), survival/recovery under

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Mingying Xiang, Justin Q. Moss, Dennis L. Martin, Kemin Su, Bruce L. Dunn, and Yanqi Wu

Comparison of turfgrass visual quality ratings with ratings determined using a handheld optical sensor HortTechnology 19 309 316 Bell, G.E. Xiong, X. 2008 The history, role, and potential of optical sensing for practical turf management, p. 641–658. In: M

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Edward L. McCoy

contents of 0.22 m 3 ·m −3 . Among these organic amendment treatments, only the unamended sand green showed lower turfgrass quality. Inorganic amendments. Medium sand, when packed in 12-inch columns to simulate a USGA root zone and drained for 24 h, had

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Sudeep S. Sidhu, Qingguo Huang, Robert N. Carrow, and Paul L. Raymer

intensive in terms of cost, energy, and labor and have adverse effects on turfgrass quality ( Barton et al., 2009 ; Landreth et al., 2008 ; McCarty et al., 2007 ). Several non-destructive thatch control studies using glucose, cellulase solutions ( Ledeboer

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John B. Stiglbauer, Haibo Liu, Lambert B. McCarty, Dara M. Park, Joe E. Toler, and Kendal Kirk

turfgrass quality and function of the desired turf use ( Stiglbauer, 2009 ). ‘Diamond’ zoysiagrass was developed and released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Apr. 1996 and registered in 2002 ( Engelke et al., 2002 ). It has adapted throughout

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Zipeng Tian, Bingru Huang, and Faith C. Belanger

during summer months in many areas. Strong creeping red fescue is an important low maintenance turfgrass species ( Ruemmele et al., 2003 ) and plants are often naturally infected with the fungal endophyte E. festucae ( Schardl, 2001 ; Scott et al

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Nicholas Menchyk, Douglas G. Bielenberg, Samuel Martin, Clint Waltz, Hong Luo, Frank Bethea Jr., and Haibo Liu

et al., 2007 ). Research has shown that PGR use enhances turfgrass quality and playability, increases ball roll, reduces mowing frequency, decreases weed pressure, improves disease resistance, reduces encroachment of other turf species, and enhances