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Author(s):Richardson, Michael D.; Karcher, Douglas E.; DeBoer, Eric J.
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Title:Reducing ultradwarf bermudagrass putting green winter injury with covers and wetting agents
Section:ITM: Sustainable mangement: General
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Source:Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program: 2017 Research Summaries. 2017, p. 123-130.
Publishing Information:[New York, New York]: The United States Golf Association Green Section
# of Pages:8
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivar evaluation; Dwarf bermudagrasses; Golf greens; Protective covers; Wetting agent evaluation; Winter injury
Trade Names:Ultrawet
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2016-10-560
Note:Pictures, color
USGA Summary Points:As seen in Year 1, 'Tifeagle' and 'Mini-Verde' experienced less winter injury and better spring greenup than 'Champion' (Figures 2 and 3, Photo 2). Uncovered plots of all cultivars experienced complete winterkill (Figure 3, Photo 2). The use of protective covers enhanced spring green-up and recovery for all cultivars and there were minimal differences in any of the cover treatments (Figure 3, Photo 2). A late season wetting agent application did not affect spring green-up of ultradwarf greens in Year 2 (data not shown), but would still be recommended as a precaution again winter desiccation. Using lower temperature thresholds to place covers significantly reduced the number of covering events that occurred in 2017 and resulted in more days that the course would have been open for play (Table 1). These reductions could potentially save thousands of dollars in labor costs for a golf course each year and increase revenue by keeping the course open for play on more days in the winter season (Table 1).
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Richardson, M. D., D. E. Karcher, and E. J. DeBoer. 2017. Reducing ultradwarf bermudagrass putting green winter injury with covers and wetting agents. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 123-130.
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