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Tag: winter desiccation

Desiccation on turfgrass occurs in late winter months due to lack of moisture. (Photo: Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.)

Experts’ Insights: Why dry conditions are the enemy

December 28, 2021 By
How superintendents can make sure that their turf is healthy and moist going into the winter season to prevent desiccation. ...

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(Photo: Bill Kreuser)

Prevent winter desiccation on creeping bentgrass

September 17, 2019 By
Winter injury from desiccation is a leading cause of turf loss across the northern and central Great Plains. Desiccation occurs whenever turfgrass water loss exceeds its ability to acquire water from the soil. Desiccation can happen at any time of ...

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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 and on Twitter @UNLTurf for more information. Q: ...

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