INVESTIGATIONS ON THE AGRONOMIC AND SPORTS FIELD CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME TURF ALTERNATIVES CUT AT DIFFERENT HEIGHTS IN A MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENT


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Salman A. , Kır B. , Avcioglu R., Özkan Ş. S.

Turkish Journal Of Field Crops, cilt.24, ss.178-284, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17557/tjfc.643535
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Journal Of Field Crops
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.178-284

Özet

In an attempt to investigatethe turf alternativesmostadaptable to sportsfields under Mediterranean ecology, three different turf alternatives (1-Tall Fescue 100%, 2-Tall Fescue 60% + Perennial Rye Grass 40% and 3-Traditional Cool Season Sports Turf Mixture: Perennial Rye Grass50%, Creeping Red Fescue20%, Chewing's Red Fescue10%, Sheep Fescue10%, Kentucky Blue Grass10%) under three vertical cutting heightregimes(12-22-32 mm) were tested in the turf experimental fields ofEge UniversityBayindir Vocational School,Izmir/Turkey in 2012-2014.Turf color and cover were determined to evaluate the adaptability of selected turf alternatives in the experiment. Ball rebound, ball roll, and evenness were also measured to identify the playing quality parameters of these turf stands in the same experimental plots.The overall results obtained from the experiment revealed that statistically significant differences occurred among the turf alternatives and different cutting heights. However, pure tall fescue turf and the 60% tall fescue + 40% perennial rye grass turf mixture performed better than the traditional mixture. Although significant differences were recorded among the mowing heights, pure tall fescue turf displayed better performance compared to traditional cool season sports turf mixture.