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Tag: PGRs

Beer can on a golf course (Photo: Seth Jones)

Sober advice on collar decline

October 30, 2019 By
Just as shirt collars tend to wear quickly, collars on greens also tend to decline fast. At superintendent gatherings, explanations for collar decline are many: Irrigation runoff gets trapped there, they suffer extra abuse by mowers and other equipment, crews ...

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The perils of PGR over-regulation

April 15, 2016 By
The benefits of plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been touted for decades and with good reason. Research shows that PGRs can reduce clipping yield, increase turf quality and performance and improve stress tolerance. To sustain these benefits, growth regulators need ...

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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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Improving PGRs by degrees

December 15, 2014 By
We all improve our turf skills by degrees. One way to improve effective use of PGRs is by tracking growing degree days. Growing degree days (GDD) are figured by taking the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperatures compared ...

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