Evaluation of the Amelioration Of Dog Urine Damage to Turfgrass by Waste-Based Fertilizer

Date

2006

Authors

Lyons, E.
Jordan, K.
Carey, K.
Gunn, E.
Porter, A.
Czyrny, A.

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Publisher

Guelph Turfgrass Institute

Abstract

This study was conducted to test the effectiveness of a sponsor's fertilizer on the phytotoxicity that is a result of dog urine. Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass received dog urine then treatment of the test fertilizer, industry-standard or nothing. Data was collected on the rate of germination, root and shoot growth rate, and recovery/survival rate. The results of the study concluded that both of the fertilizers tested failed to provide complete protection from the phytotoxic effects occurring after the addition of dog urine. 3 weeks into the trial no plots had living leaf tissues left. The perennial ryegrass treated with Rothsay fertilizer appeared to slow down the phytotoxic effects and somewhat recovered 6 weeks post-treatment.

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Keywords

Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Annual reports, 2006, Dog urine, Kentucky Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue, fertilizer evaluation, phytotoxicity, cool season lawn turfgrass, waste-based fertilizer

Citation

Lyons, E., K. Jordan, K. Carey, E. Gunn, A. Porter, and A. Czyrny. 2006. Evaluation of the amelioration of dog urine damage to turfgrass by waste-based fertilizer. Guelph Turfgrass Inst. Res. Rep. 20:p. 19-21.

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