The Improvement of Methods for Small Scale Prairie Restoration on Naturalized Areas of Roadsides, Urban Parks and Golf Courses

dc.contributor.advisorLyons, Eric
dc.contributor.authorShi, Ling
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T16:23:06Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T16:23:06Z
dc.date.copyrightAug-18
dc.date.created2018-08-24
dc.date.issued2018-09-04
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Plant Agricultureen_US
dc.degree.departmentGuelph Turfgrass Instituteen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePlant Agricultureen_US
dc.description.abstractPrairie ecosystems reduce maintenance costs, support native pollinators and improve ecosystem service of golf courses, roadsides and urban parks. The two objectives of this study were 1) to improve species selection and seeding methods for prairie establishment based on germination factors and 2) to improve seedbed preparation and seeding method. Differences were found between the 17 different species preferences for pH, seeding depth, and temperature, with most species native to southwest Ontario preferring calcareous sand. Overseeding into existing turfgrass vegetation was ineffective for establishing native species in the first year. Glyphosate application before rototilling was not different than rototilling alone with respect to species richness and diversity at both sites. At the lower-managed site, glyphosate application had fewer weeds than rototilling alone. The two sites tested had similar establishment with black-eyed Susan dominating the canopy of the rototilled plots in the first year at both sites.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/14175
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectprairie restorationen_US
dc.subjectnaturalized areasen_US
dc.subjectroadsidesen_US
dc.subjecturban parksen_US
dc.subjectgolf coursesen_US
dc.titleThe Improvement of Methods for Small Scale Prairie Restoration on Naturalized Areas of Roadsides, Urban Parks and Golf Coursesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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