Tag: creeping bentgrass

Cool-season fairway species (Photo: Cale Bigelow)

Midwest cool-season fairway water requirements

January 31, 2019 By and
Fairways are some of the largest areas of irrigated golf course turf. Although regions like the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (where creeping bentgrass is widely used) are considered “humid,” acute drought can persist for weeks. Combine drought with water scarcity ...
Photo: Trevor Stacy

Putting the pH in pH-ungicide mixology

January 8, 2018 By and
Fungicides are mixed with water and applied as a dilute spray to control diseases on golf course turf. Although published reports show that water quality can influence the performance of certain herbicides, evidence of similar effects on fungicide efficacy is ...
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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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