Horticulture Research Station

Tall Fescue Mowing Height Performance Under Simulated Traffic


Abstract

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) requires fewer inputs than other cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis). With improved turf-type tall fescue cultivars, more facilities are choosing tall fescue over Kentucky bluegrass due to better traffic and drought tolerance. The objective of this study was to determine what height of cut offers the best aesthetic quality as well as safety measured by surface hardness, soil moisture, and shear vane rotational resistance for Iowa. This is the second year of a two-year study.

Keywords: Turfgrass

How to Cite: Thoms, A , Pease, B , Christians, N & Dalsgaard, T . (2019) “Tall Fescue Mowing Height Performance Under Simulated Traffic”, Iowa State University Farm Progress Reports. 2018(1).

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Published on
26 Apr 2019