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Leaf morphology explains the disparity between annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass growth under foliar fertilization

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Kelly
dc.contributor.author Hebert, Francois
dc.contributor.author Powers, Jacqueline E.
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Katerina S.
dc.contributor.author Lyons, Eric Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T19:14:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T19:14:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.created 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Kelly O'Connor, François Hébert, Jacqueline E. Powers, Katerina S. Jordan &Eric Michael Lyons (2018) Leaf morphology explains the disparity between annual bluegrass andcreeping bentgrass growth under foliar fertilization, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41:5, 596-608, https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2017.1406109 en_US
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2017.1406109
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17874
dc.description.abstract On golf courses planted to creeping bentgrass, invasion of annual bluegrass is a constant concern. To analyze if nitrogen fertilization manipulation could bias growth to creeping bentgrass, both grasses were fertilized either through foliar or soil application with either urea or ammonium sulfate and the impact on shoot and root growth measured. Ammonium sulfate resulted in greater overall growth for both species. Foliar application resulted in greater shoot growth for annual bluegrass and soil application resulted in greater root growth for creeping bentgrass. Leaf samples, as well as multiple leaf samples collected from golf courses, were examined microscopically for potential routes for foliar nutrient uptake: stomata and aqueous pores. No statistical difference was observed in the stomatal number between the two species but annual bluegrass possessed more aqueous pores. The enhanced ability of annual bluegrass to benefit from foliar fertilization may aid in its encroachment on highly managed golf greens en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) en_US
dc.subject aqueous pores en_US
dc.subject creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) en_US
dc.subject foliar fertilization en_US
dc.subject leaf morphology en_US
dc.subject nitrogen fertilization en_US
dc.subject turfgrass growth en_US
dc.title Leaf morphology explains the disparity between annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass growth under foliar fertilization en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Plant Agriculture en_US
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