Tag: creeping bentgrass

Soil testing under the microscope

June 19, 2017 By
In the first chapter of the Soil Science Society of America’s 1990 book, “Soil Testing and Plant Analysis,” authors Peck and Soltanpour write that “Success or failure of soil testing varies depending upon the amount and quality of research data ...
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How to prevent winter desiccation in creeping bentgrass

September 20, 2016 By
Bill Kreuser, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. One focus of his research is understanding and preventing winter injury of creeping bentgrass. You can reach Bill at wkreuser2@unl.edu and on Twitter @UNLTurf for more information. Q: ...

Soil surfactant improves performance of greens 
under stress

Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and annual bluegrass (Poa annua) are important putting green turfgrass species that are sensitive to drought and traffic stress. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a soil surfactant, Revolution, would positively impact drought ...

Suppression of Creeping Bentgrass With Sequential Applications of PGRs

June 12, 2015 By and
Some superintendents in Texas struggle with excessive shoot growth of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) in the summer, resulting in poor performance. Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) are commonly used on greens to limit this. The objectives of this study were ...
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Impact of Irrigation Regime and Host Cultivar on Dollar Spot of Creeping Bentgrass

May 18, 2015 By
Dollar spot, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, is an important disease of turfgrass. Irrigation practices and host resistance can impact disease incidence and aesthetics on fairway turfgrass. This study was conducted to determine the impact of irrigation regime, based on timing ...
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Impact of turf fans on creeping bentgrass greens

March 18, 2015 By
The physiology of creeping bentgrass [Agrostis stolonifera L. var palustris (Huds.)] is negatively impacted during periods of stress, decreasing the efficiency of many vital functions. Optimal creeping bentgrass growth occurs between 50 and 64 degrees. Root development slows as the ...