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Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing

Authors: Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , Isaac Mertz (Iowa State University) , Nick Christians (Iowa State University)

  • Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter
Management with Fraze Mowing

    Horticulture Research Station

    Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing

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Abstract

Golf course fairways often are kept at a height of less than one-inch of cut, and should have a turfgrass that will recover from a divot. Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) often is used on golf course fairways due to the ability of the turfgrass to tolerate a low height of cut and quick recovery from divots. However, these grasses grow aggressively by stolons and can produce a large amount of organic matter quickly. Slow drainage, a soft playing surface, unsightly mower scalp, and a home to many pests are all problems caused by excess organic matter.

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Thoms, A., Mertz, I. & Christians, N., (2017) “Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2016(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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