Management of velvet bentgrass turf for use in reduced input golf course putting greens

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Principal Researcher:

Dr. Katerina Jordan, University of Guelph

Project Scope:

The purpose of this project was to determine the ideal nitrogen rate for establishment and maintenance of velvet bentgrass as a low-input alternative species on golf course putting greens. Results indicated that although velvet bentgrass required high levels of nitrogen for initial establishment, high quality turf was maintained with as little as a quarter of the average annual rate used on the current standard creeping bentgrass.Continued research on velvet bentgrass will gain a better understanding of its culture and maintenance for future use a low input species on golf putting greens.

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