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Tag: Silvery-thread moss

FIGURE 1: (a) Silvery-thread moss growing in nontreated control plot at Hawks Nest Golf Course in Creston, Ohio, at four weeks after treatment (WAT); (b) Experimental plot area at Hawks Nest Golf Course at trial initiation; (c) Experimental plot area at Rutgers Horticultural Farm 2 in New Brunswick, N.J., at 12 WAT; (d) Collecting normalized difference vegetation index values at Hawks Nest Golf Course at four WAT. (Photos: Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D.)

Evaluating mid-winter applications of Quicksilver for silvery-thread moss

October 27, 2022 By
Researchers across six northern states evaluated the potential injury of mid-winter applications of carfentrazone-ethyl (Quicksilver, FMC) on putting greens. ...

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Silvery thread moss (Photo: Zane Raudenbush)

Experts’ Insights: Suppressing silvery thread moss

November 1, 2019 By
Silvery thread moss easily can be spotted in putting greens by its silvery sheen, according to Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass management at Ohio State University. Raudenbush adds that it’s particularly persistent in creeping bentgrass or annual bluegrass ...

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Photo by: Cole Thompson, Ph.D.

Controlling silvery-thread moss with Quicksilver

October 15, 2015 By
Silvery-thread moss (STM) (Bryum argenteum Hedw.) continues to trouble superintendents managing creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) and annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) putting greens. Extremely small asexual propagules make STM an invasive and resilient weed that often requires the integration ...

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Nitrogen fertilization and silvery-thread moss

October 15, 2015 By
Figuring out N’s contributions to STM success By Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., and Steve Keeley, Ph.D. If you’re a superintendent managing cool-season grass putting greens, you’ve most likely dealt with silvery-thread moss (STM). Its biological and ecological traits are well-adapted to ...

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Silvery thread moss: Know your enemy

October 15, 2015 By
Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist who just completed his Ph.D. at Kansas State University, where he conducted research on silvery thread moss biology and control on putting greens. Raudenbush can be reached at zrod12@gmail.com for more information. Q: ...

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