EFFECTS OF OVERSEEDING TIMES ON DIFFERENT WARM SEASON TURFGRASSES: DORMANCY PERIODS, GERMINATION AND SEASONAL TRANSITION CHARACTERISTICS


ÖZKAN Ş. S. , KIR B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.30, no.2, pp.1451-1456, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1451-1456
  • Keywords: Warm season turfgrass, winter dormancy, Lolium perenne L., overseeding, seasonal transition

Abstract

This study was conducted in the research fields of Field Crops Department of Agriculture Faculty, Ege University, Izmir/Turkey during 2014-2016 years. Some commercial and widely used warm season turfgrasses (Cynodon dactylon cv. SR9554, Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis cv. Tifway-419) in addition to newly introduced turfgrasses (Paspalum vaginatum cv. Sea Spray and Zoysia japonica cv. Zenith) were chosen as plant material. To search the effect of overseeding techniques imposed in four different times (September 15, September 30, October 15 and October 30) on these selected warm season turfgrasses during fall season were aimed. For this purpose, dormancy period (day), germination speed (day), cover speed (day), fall transition (19 score) and spring transition (1-9 score) were tested in quality characteristics.