growth and physiological responses to waterlogging or submergence have been investigated in cool-season turfgrass species ( Jiang and Wang, 2006 ; Wang and Jiang, 2007 ; Yu et al., 2012 ), alterations in growth and anaerobic and antioxidant enzymatic
Junqin Zong, Yanzhi Gao, Jingbo Chen, Hailin Guo, Yi Wang, Fan Meng, Yiwei Jiang, and Jianxiu Liu
David J. Wehner
A 14-min video highlighting careers in turfgrass management (“Turfgrass Management: Your Field of Dreams”) was developed as a recruiting tool for colleges and universities. The intended audiences are high school students, parents, and members of the industry. The project was funded by commercial sponsors, and the video was produced at the Univ. of Illinois. The tape has received excellent reviews from instructors in turfgrass management and has been credited with increasing interest in their programs.
S.J. Browning, T.P. Riordan, R.K. Johnson, and J. Johnson-Cicalese
Journal Paper no. 10005, Agricultural Research Division, Univ. of Nebraska. Research supported in part by the U.S. Golf Association and the Nebraska Turfgrass Foundation. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment
Julie H. Campbell, Jason J. Henderson, and Victoria H. Wallace
., 1997 ; Pimentel et al., 1992 ). New laws banning or restricting pesticide use on school properties, coupled with budget reductions, have severely reduced the ability of turfgrass managers to manage pests ( Miller and Henderson, 2012 ). Sports fields
Matthew D. Clark and Eric Watkins
., 2001 ), and tufted hairgrass [ Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.] ( Watkins and Meyer, 2005 ). Very few native turfgrass cultivars have been developed. Prairie junegrass, a native, cool-season perennial bunchgrass, is found throughout the Northern
Xiaoyan Dai, Donald M. Vietor, Frank M. Hons, Tony L. Provin, Richard H. White, Thomas W. Boutton, and Clyde L. Munster
Top-dressings of composted municipal biosolids (CMB) increase nutrient concentrations in soil and clippings and enhance turfgrass color, quality, and growth ( Garling and Boehm, 2001 ; Hansen et al., 2007 ; Johnson et al., 2005 ). In addition
A. James Downer, D.W. Cudney, M. Henry, V. Gibeault, and S. Cockerham
Kikuyugrass (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst.) an aggressive weed of cool season turfgrass in coastal California, Spreads rapidly by growth of robust stolons and seedlings. Kikuyugrass competition was studied by placing plugs of six turfgrasses in a kikuyugrass sward. Plug diameters increased when triclopyr (.56kg ai/ha) or quinclorac (.74kg ai/hg) were repeatedly applied (4 times) in combination with MSMA (2.2kg ai/ha). These herbicide combinations also eradicated kikuyugrass in lawns of cool season turfgrass. Kikuyugrass density was reduced from 75% of the turfgrass sward to 0%. Resurgence of kikuyugrass has not exceeded 5% 4 months posttreatment.
Richard L. Parish, Edward W. Bush, and Dennis P. Shepard
A simplified design for measuring the height of turfgrass (or forage) was developed and used by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES). The device is similar to the common “disc meter” devices used for turfgrass and forage height measurement, but it uses a constant-force spring to simplify construction and operation. Use-of a constant-force spring allows a steady operating force on the sliding member of the device and eliminates the need for machining slots, thus greatly simplifying construction and reducing cost. The simplified device has worked well in the turfgrass research program of the LAES.
Aneta K. Studzinska, David S. Gardner, James D. Metzger, David Shetlar, Robert Harriman, and T. Karl Danneberger
Creeping bentgrass ( Agrostis stolonifera L.) is a turfgrass species highly suitable for use on golf course tees, greens, and fairways. As a result of its ability to provide exceptional quality playing surfaces when mowed short, it is used
Bret Sparks, Gregg Munshaw, David Williams, Michael Barrett, Jeffrey Beasley, and Paul Woosley
turfgrasses solely for aesthetics, healthy turfgrass offers multiple benefits to the environment including carbon sequestration ( Bandaranayake et al., 2003 ), temperature reductions in urban heat islands ( Spronken-Smith et al., 2000 ), and enhanced water