Tag: bermudagrass

My turfgrass wish list

December 17, 2018 By
In the spirit of Christmas, I am sharing my research wish list. There are great turfgrass scientists hard at work on many of the items on my list. Despite their efforts, some of my wishes remain unfulfilled. That just goes ...

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Bermudagrass cover (Photos: Gregg Munshaw)

Nitrogen and sprigging rate effects on Latitude 36 bermudagrass establishment

Bermudagrass (Cynodon sp.) is widely grown throughout the southern United States for recreational and aesthetic purposes. Bermudagrass provides a heat- and drought-tolerant turfgrass that exhibits vigorous growth and good wear tolerance. Bermudagrass also is popular on golf courses because of ...

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Photo: Austin Brown

Primo Maxx: To reapply or not?

Making the decision to apply a plant growth regulator like Primo Maxx (Syngenta, trinexapac-ethyl) on ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) is easy. In addition to growth suppression, Primo can provide enhanced color, increased density and more consistent green ...

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Sand-capping effects on bermudagrass fairways

Growing demands for limited water resources mean that golf courses increasingly are being managed with poor-quality irrigation water. Because of this and the need for improved playing conditions, sand-capping fairways has become common in new golf course construction and renovation. ...

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Dormant sprigging of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass

Many bermudagrass and zoysiagrass cultivars cannot be seeded and are commonly planted vegetatively using sprigs, especially for sod production or in sand-based systems such as athletic fields and putting greens. Traditionally, sprig planting has been accomplished during the warm-season growing ...

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Who says there’s no disease?

July 21, 2015 By
What happens when you send in a stunted or wilted turf sample and the report comes back negative for disease? That is not all that uncommon, says Jim Kerns, Ph.D., assistant professor and extension specialist in plant pathology at North ...

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