Horticulture Research Station

Recovery of Fairway Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) From Injury

Authors: Thomas Donelan (Iowa State University) , Thomas Gould (Iowa State University) , Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , A.J. Lindsey (Iowa State University)

  • Recovery of Fairway Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) From Injury

    Horticulture Research Station

    Recovery of Fairway Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) From Injury

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Abstract

A growing interest in the golf industry is to potentially grow tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) in fairways due to its low fertility needs, and disease and drought tolerance. Traditionally, in cool season turfgrass systems, creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) was used due to its ability to effectively recover from disturbances and for its golf playability. While there are positive and negative management differences between both species, no research has been conducted to determine how well tall fescue can recover from disturbances compared to creeping bentgrass as a fairway grass. The objective of this research is to determine how well tall fescue fairways recover from injury compared to a creeping bentgrass fairway.

How to Cite:

Donelan, T., Gould, T., Thoms, A. & Lindsey, A., (2022) “Recovery of Fairway Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) From Injury”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 69.

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Published on
31 May 2022