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. 571) found that early weeding once per week for just 4 weeks can reduce total weed control costs by over 60%. Rapid Sand Filtration for Poinsettia Disease Control Pythium diseases are detrimental to poinsettia, one of top potted flowering plants in

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Cécile Bertin, Andy F. Senesac, Frank S. Rossi, Antonio DiTommaso, and Leslie A. Weston

market (over $2 billion) currently exists for the control of weeds, insects, and diseases in private and commercial turfgrass settings in the United States. Although herbicides continue to be the predominant form of weed management in commercial turf

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Manoj Chhetri and Charles Fontanier

green coverage of a turfgrass canopy has since been widely adopted for use in cultivar evaluation, drought response, freeze tolerance, disease severity, and divot recovery ( Karcher and Richardson, 2013 ; Karcher et al., 2008 ; Patton and Reicher, 2007

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Austin L. Grimshaw, Yuanshuo Qu, William A. Meyer, Eric Watkins, and Stacy A. Bonos

will see an increasing role in sustainable turfgrass management. Through increased breeding efforts and the continued increase in knowledge of the inheritance of important traits in these grasses, the usefulness of these species in the industry will

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Christopher A. Proctor, Daniel V. Weisenberger, and Zachary J. Reicher

Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) mixed with PRG ( Lolium perenne L.) is a common seed mixture for lawn establishment. Seed mixes capitalize on the beneficial aspects of each turfgrass species such as differences in disease/insect resistance

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Emily Merewitz

management strategies discussed later in this article. Turfgrass managers, particularly athletic field managers and golf course superintendents, do have methods for alleviating ice encasement occurrence and stress, but these methods are typically limited to

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S. Severmutlu, N. Mutlu, R.C. Shearman, E. Gurbuz, O. Gulsen, M. Hocagil, O. Karaguzel, T. Heng-Moss, T.P. Riordan, and R.E. Gaussoin

Establishment of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass by seed Crop Sci. 44 2160 2167 Pruess, K.P. 1983 Day-degree methods for pest management Environ. Entomol. 12 613 619 Turgeon, A.J. 1999 Turfgrass management 5th ed Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J Unruh, J

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John Watson, François Hébert, Eric M. Lyons, Theo Blom, and Katerina S. Jordan

groups Crop Sci. 46 1237 1244 Christians, N. 1998 Fundamentals of turfgrass management. John Wiley and Sons Inc., Hoboken, NJ. Christians, N.E. Martin, D.P. Karnok, K.J. 1981 The interrelationship among nutrient elements applied to calcareous sand greens

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Victoria A. Caceres, Cale A. Bigelow, and Douglas S. Richmond

lawn care professionals to integrate and market alternative turfgrass management philosophies must be mindful of the considerable importance of aesthetic quality when determining whether alternative approaches can satisfy consumer demands. Warranted or

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Reagan W. Hejl, Benjamin G. Wherley, and Charles H. Fontanier

year 2 contributed to high incidence of large patch disease ( Rhizoctonia solani) in plots, which limited recovery from drought stress between years 2 and 3. Consequently, turfgrass quality of st. augustinegrass in year 3 (which ranged from ≈4–5 of 9