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Lisa L. Baxter and Brian M. Schwartz

The Beginning of a Legacy In 1946, Glen Burton and the USDA-ARS initiated a turfgrass breeding program in Tifton, GA to develop better bermudagrasses to replace sand putting greens or seeded varieties ( Burton, 1991 ). Researchers scouted golf

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Daniel R. Miller, Robert J. Mugaas, Mary H. Meyer, and Eric Watkins

Low-maintenance turfgrass species that provide acceptable quality with reduced inputs and less mowing are of interest to homeowners and turf managers looking to reduce management costs and environmental impacts. In a recent study, Watkins et al

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John E. Kaminski, Tim T. Lulis, and Travis R. Russell

Turfgrass managers routinely use mowers and other machinery that operate hydraulic implements to maintain turfgrass surfaces and surrounding landscapes. These hydraulic implements rely on highly pressurized fluids to move various components and

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Filippo Lulli, Claudia de Bertoldi, Roberto Armeni, Lorenzo Guglielminetti, and Marco Volterrani

great potential for natural turf evaluation ( Lulli et al., 2010 ). The bulk of research on the playability of natural turf football pitches on cool-season turfgrass species was carried out in the 1980 to 1990 period, with some research papers reaching

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Alan L. Wright, Tony L. Provin, Frank M. Hons, David A. Zuberer, and Richard H. White

Considerable research has been conducted on the fate of nutrients in compost-amended agricultural soils, but minimal information is available on the use of turfgrass for compost application and subsequent effects on soil organic matter and

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Michael Fidanza, Derek Settle, and Henry Wetzel

Fairy ring is considered one of the most common turfgrass diseases globally, and over 60 species of basidiomycetes are known to cause fairy ring symptoms in turf, making it one of the most common turfgrass diseases globally ( Couch, 1995 ; Smiley

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Zachary D. Small, James D. McCurdy, Erick D. Begitschke, and Michael P. Richard

Wild garlic, a plant native to Europe, is a troublesome turfgrass weed throughout the southeastern United States. A member of the lily family ( Liliaceae ), the dark green color of this plant stands out among warm-season turfgrass species during

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Manuel Chavarria, Benjamin Wherley, James Thomas, Ambika Chandra, and Paul Raymer

, landscape water conservation programs have been developed by municipalities and water purveyors to help alleviate pressures on potable water supplies. As a result, recycled wastewater is rapidly becoming a primary source of irrigation for turfgrass acreages

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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

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Sam Marshall, David Orr, Lucy Bradley, and Christopher Moorman

lived in urban areas ( U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 ). Construction of homes and buildings often leads to a loss of natural vegetation ( Blubaugh et al., 2011 ), which is often replaced with turfgrass systems ( Tallamy, 2007 ). Public policies and local