Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bermudagrass Fall Color Retention and Spring Green-up as Affected by Topdressing and Covers.

John R. Street, Deborah D. Holdren, David S. Gardner, and Pamela J. Sherratt. The Ohio State Univ, 216 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Ct, Columbus, OH 43210

The grassmaster cover extended bermudagrass green color in the fall by 4 to 6 weeks ( mid Nov ). Crumb rubber and Milorganite topdressing resulted in extended fall color retention and earlier spring green-up.  Nitrogen and iron fertilization had a limited effect on fall color retention.