EVALUATING BENTGRASSES FOR QUALITY, BALL-ROLL DISTANCE, THATCH/MAT DEVELOPMENT AND ANNUAL BLUEGRASS INVASION

M.A. Harivandi, W.B. Hagan, K.N. Morris
The industry trend to golf putting greens which produce greater ball-roll distances has led to development of high density creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris, Huds.) cultivars that tolerate very low mowing heights. These cultivars also have a finer leaf texture and improved competitiveness with the invasive weed, annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.). In this multi-year field study, newer cultivars showed superior quality, color, leaf texture, density and resistance to P. annua invasion than older cultivars; however, there were no significant differences among cultivars in ball roll distance (as determined by a Stimpmeter) or thatch/mat depth.
Harivandi, M.A., Hagan, W.B. and Morris, K.N. (2008). EVALUATING BENTGRASSES FOR QUALITY, BALL-ROLL DISTANCE, THATCH/MAT DEVELOPMENT AND ANNUAL BLUEGRASS INVASION. Acta Hortic. 783, 309-316
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.783.32
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.783.32
golf green, Stimpmeter, Poa annua, Agrostis palustris
English

Acta Horticulturae