Effects of ethylene inhibition on creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass survival of ice cover stress

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Principle Researcher

Dr. Emily Merewitz and Dr. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University

Project Scope:

Creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass are sensitive to ice cover stress when grown as putting green species. The project objective is to determine whether an increase in ethylene or a reduction of ethylene in turfgrass canopies may promote tolerance or sensitivity to ice cover stress. Chemical application of compounds that promote or reduce ethylene in the plant or the micro-environment of the plant canopy will be tested. Plants will be exposed to ice stress in a controlled environment and low temperature growth chamber.
Final Report :Merewitz _ ethyelene inhibition for ice cover stress_ Intro and Discussion Summary 2018

This project is co-funded with the Ottawa Valley Turfgrass Research Foundation

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The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundationis a volunteer board of professionals of the turfgrass industry dedicated to the future of turf research. Their objectives are to support the scientific research of turf culture for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.