Title Determination of Germination and Ground Cover Ratios of Some Cool-Season Turfgrass and Their Mixtures in the Cukurova Conditions
Authors Alpaslan KUŞVURAN, Veyis TANSI
Abstract This study has been conducted in the Cukurova University, Department of Field Crops Research and Field Applications Area (37°01′N, 35°18′E), during the 2004-2005 growing seasons, and arranged split-plot randomized complete block design for 3 replications. In this research, 21 different species, which were include colonial bentgrass (Agrostis tenuis Sibth.), creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra subsp. L. rubra), chewings fescue (Festuca rubra subsp. commutata), slender red fescue (Festuca rubra subsp. trichophylla), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis L.), germination days and covering rates, and different cool season grasses consisting of a combination of 23 different species at different rates was investigated for theirs covering rates. At the end of the research, while the highest germination speed was determinated in perennial ryegrasses which of Ovation, Esquire and Sauvignon species (6 days), the lowest germination speed was obtained in colonial bentgrass (13 days). The covering speed was investigated in this study. The highest average scale values were determinated in Ovation and Amadeus (8.64 and 8.56), the lowest values were determinated in colonial bentgrass (3.92). In the mixed, 50% perennial ryegrass+50% kentucky bluegrass, 50% tall fescue+50% perennial ryegrass+20% kentucky bluegrass and 45% spreading fescue+45% perennial ryegrass+10% kentucky bluegrass showed highest scale values (8.05, 8.03 ve 8.03). However, the lowest scale value was determinated in 5% colonial bentgrass+10% tall fescue+35% spreading fescue+40% perennial ryegrass+10% kentucky bluegrass (5.79).
Keywords Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, red fescue, colonial bentgrass, green area
Journal TABAD - Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Issue Issue 2
Page 055-063
Year 2013
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