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Efficacy of experimental plant growth regulator on biomass growth reduction and crop tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass sod mixtures

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Title: Efficacy of experimental plant growth regulator on biomass growth reduction and crop tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass sod mixtures
Author: Carey, K; Porter, A.J.; Jordan, K.S.; Lyons, E.M.
Department: Department of Plant Agriculture
Abstract: The objectives of this research were to a) evaluate an experimental plant growth regulator (PGR) for reduction of grass biomass reduction compared with an industry standard in Kentucky bluegrass sod mixtures (40 mm mowing height) and b) to determine appropriate rate for the experimental PGR in order to be competitive to the industry standard rate. The trial involved established Kentucky bluegrass sod mix turf on sandy loam soil. Treatments consisted of the sponsor’s product at several rates. Only the standard LI6314 had a consistent reduction in growth rate compared to the control. Within the LI6279 treated plots there was no consistent rate effect, as higher rates sometimes produced larger growth rate reduction and sometimes smaller reduction than lower rates. None of the treatments had a negative effect on turf color or quality (assessed by canopy reflectance and visually).
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26277
Date: 2009
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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Related Publications: Carey, K., Porter, A. J., Jordan, K. S., and Lyons, E. M. 2009. Efficacy of experimental plant growth regulator on biomass growth reduction and crop tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass sod mixtures. Guelph Turfgrass Inst. Res. Rep. 23:p. 1-4


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