Tag: ultradwarf bermudagrass

Recently released Posterity, Xzemplar and Maxtima provided effective dollar spot control. (Photo: Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Super Science: Looking back on 2021

Take a look back at all of the best turfgrass research from some experts that has been published by Golfdom within the past year of 2021. ...

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Winterkill of ultradwarf bermudagrass (Photo: Mike Richardson, Ph.D.)

Covers to increase winter soil temperatures on ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens

Researchers look into and describe how covers can increase winter soil temperatures on ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. ...

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New ultradwarf bermudagrass, Mach 1, receives patent and praise

December 18, 2019 By
Mach 1, a new ultradwarf bermudagrass available for golf course greens, received its plant patent. Developed by Rod Lingle, CGCS, Mach 1 sets itself apart from previous ultradwarf releases with super fine texture for superior ball roll, excellent response to ...

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Leaf spot disease symptoms (Photo: Maria Tomaso-Peterson)

Leaf spot and dollar spot on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens

Ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) is the predominant putting green turf in the southern U.S. This grass, however, produces profuse amounts of thatch, which leads to increased disease pressure from leaf spot (Figure 1), caused by Bipolaris cynodontis, ...

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The dollars (and temps) of greens covers

November 12, 2018 By
Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Arkansas. Mike and his colleagues have been studying the air temperature at which temporary covers should be used on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens. Mike can be reached at mricha@uark.edu for ...

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Photo by Alan Windham

Controlling ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases

July 13, 2018 By
Turfgrass diseases, including diseases of the newer ultradwarf bermudagrass varieties, need four conditions for development: a susceptible host (the turf), a pathogen, a conducive environment and time. Golf course superintendents have plenty of these four factors. What they don’t always ...

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