Tag: bermudagrass

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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 ...

Dallisgrass growth, identification and control

June 12, 2015 By
Dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum Poir.) is a warm-season perennial grass native to South America that was introduced to the United States in the late 1800s. Tolerance to close mowing allows it to proliferate in golf course roughs and fairways. It is ...
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An eye on golf maintenance in Egypt

June 12, 2015 By
In a March 2011 column in this magazine I wrote about the Arab Spring. Feb. 11, 2011, resonated with many Egyptian students here at The Ohio State University, as well as with other international students. This past April — just ...