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Author(s):Beasley, Jeffrey; Wilkinson, Henry
Author Affiliation:Beasley: Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Management, Department of Horticulture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Wilkinson: College of Agriculture, Consumer/Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Uraba, Illinois
Title:Root growth: Sod versus seed (reality through research): The difference of supportive root growth from sod, compared to from seed, is dramatic, as is each system's tolerance to drought.
Section:Research
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Source:TurfNews [TPI]. Vol. 31, No. 3, May/June 2008, p. 30-32, 34, 36.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Rolling Meadows, IL: Turfgrass Producers International
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Seeding versus sodding; Root growth; Rooting; Establishment; Poa pratensis; Root length; Growth rate; Establishment rate; Sod harvesting; Regeneration; Root weight; Root measurement; Water use
Turfgrass Producers International Keywords: Turfgrass roots; sod vs. seed
Cultivar Names:Moonlight
Abstract/Contents:Compares root growth support from sod and seed, stating that "the faster roots develop during establishment, the better the root system is able to intercept soil water and nutrients and become less dependent on supplemental fertilization and irrigation." Explains that "the differences between turf roots established from seed or sod are important to understand when trying to answer questions like: how much water is needed; how much or what type of fertilizer is best; how long before the turf can be used for sports." Discusses how fast Kentucky bluegrass seed and sod develops roots, stating that "the major factors contributing to the more rapid establishment of sod roots compared to seed were the size, number and area of sod leaves, crowns and rhizomes. Reports that "sod established in the spring regenerated root surface area and total root length of preharvest sod levels within six weeks. On the other hand, sod established in the summer did not re-generate the same roots compared to pre-harvested sod after eight weeks."
Language:English
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See Also:Other items relating to: Disasters - Drought
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Beasley, J., and H. Wilkinson. 2008. Root growth: Sod versus seed (reality through research): The difference of supportive root growth from sod, compared to from seed, is dramatic, as is each system's tolerance to drought.. TurfNews. 31(3):p. 30-32, 34, 36.
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