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Efficacy of herbicide products for moss control on a ‘California’ sand putting green

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Title: Efficacy of herbicide products for moss control on a ‘California’ sand putting green
Author: Lyons, E.M.; Watson, J.R.; Howard, E.
Department: Department of Plant Agriculture
Abstract: Moss populations are economically damaging and challenging to control on golf course putting surfaces. This study compared commercially available herbicides to the industry standard (Quicksilver) to determine effectiveness of controlling moss populations on a sand putting green. Moss plug diameter measurements were conducted pre-treatment and three times throughout the experimental period to determine effects on moss growth. Visual ratings using the NTEP scale were conducted post-treatment for quality measures. No significant changes in moss plug diameter were observed in the experiment; some moss plug colour differences were observed. Turfgrass phytotoxicity was observed in response to product application. Further research is recommended to further evaluate the treatments as hot and dry conditions throughout the experiment may have negatively impacted moss growth, rain following the second treatment application may have had an effect on the results observed, and naturally occurring silvery thread moss populations may respond differently to the treatments.
Date: 2020
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