Factors contributing to wear tolerance of bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) pers., C. dactylon x transvaalensis Burtt-Davey] on a sand-based profile under simulated sports field conditions

Roche, Matthew B., Loch, Donald S., Penberthy, Jonothan D. L., Durant, C. Russel and Troughton, Antony D. (2009) Factors contributing to wear tolerance of bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) pers., C. dactylon x transvaalensis Burtt-Davey] on a sand-based profile under simulated sports field conditions. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, 11 1: 449-459.

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Author Roche, Matthew B.
Loch, Donald S.
Penberthy, Jonothan D. L.
Durant, C. Russel
Troughton, Antony D.
Title Factors contributing to wear tolerance of bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) pers., C. dactylon x transvaalensis Burtt-Davey] on a sand-based profile under simulated sports field conditions
Journal name International Turfgrass Society Research Journal
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 449
End page 459
Total pages 11
Place of publication Madison, WI, United States
Publisher International Turfgrass Society
Language eng
Subject 0703 Crop and Pasture Production
0706 Horticultural Production
Formatted abstract
Wear resistance and recovery of 8 Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) and hybrid Bermudagrass (C. Dactylon X transvaalensis Burtt-Davey) cultivars grown on a sandbased soil profile near Brisbane, Australia, were assessed in 4 wear trials conducted over a twoyear period. Wear was applied on a 7-day or a 14-day schedule by a modified Brinkman Traffic Simulator for 6-14 weeks at a time, either during winter-early spring or during summer-early autumn. The more frequent wear under the 7-day treatment was more damaging to the turf than the 14-day wear treatment, particularly during winter when its capacity for recovery from wear was severely restricted. There were substantial differences in wear tolerance among the 8 cultivars investigated, and the wear tolerance rankings of some cultivars changed between years. Wear tolerance was associated with high shoot density, a dense stolon mat strongly rooted to the ground surface, high cell wall strength as indicated by high total cell wall content, and high levels of lignin and neutral detergent fiber. Wear tolerance was also affected by turf age, planting sod quality, and wet weather. Resistance to wear and recovery from wear are both important components of wear tolerance, but the relative importance of their contributions to overall wear tolerance varies seasonally with turf growth rate.
Keyword Cynodon dactylon
Hybrid bermudagrasses
Traffic simulation
Wear resistance
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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