Research Series 579
Arkansas Turfgrass Report 2009
Douglas Karcher, Aaron Patton and Michael Richardson, editors


Full volume
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Cover and front matter
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Culitvar Trials

Summary of the 2008 NTEP Bentgrass Tee/Fairway Trial–1st Year Data
Doug Karcher, Mike Richardson, Aaron Patton, and Josh Summerford
Page 10-14
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Summary of the 2008 NTEP Bentgrass Putting Green Trial– 1st Year Data
Doug Karcher, Mike Richardson, Aaron Patton, and Josh Summerford
Pages 15-19
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2007 NTEP Bermudagrass Trial – Year 3 Results
Aaron Patton, Mike Richardson, Doug Karcher, and Jon Trappe
Pages 20-24
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2007 NTEP Seashore Paspalum Trial – Year 3 Results
Aaron Patton, Mike Richardson, Doug Karcher, and Jon Trappe
Pages 25-27
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2007 Arkansas Zoysiagrass Trial – Year 3 Results
Aaron Patton, Mike Richardson, Doug Karcher, and Jon Trappe
Pages 28-35
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Report from the 2006 NTEP Tall Fescue Trial – 2009 Data
Mike Richardson, John McCalla, Doug Karcher, and Aaron Patton
Pages 36-39
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Ball Lie of Creeping and Colonial Bentgrass Cultivars Under Fairway Conditions
Dan Strunk, Joey Young, Doug Karcher, Mike Richardson, and Aaron Patton
Pages 40-45
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Organic Matter Accumulation of Bentgrass Cultivars Following Establishment on a
Sand-Based Putting Green
Liu Yang, Doug Karcher, and Josh Summerford
Pages 46-49
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Turf Culture

Wetting Agent Effects on Rootzone Moisture Distribution Under Various
Irrigation Regimes – Year 2 Summary
Doug Karcher, Mike Richardson, Aaron Patton and Josh Summerford
Pages 50-56
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Effects of “Immerse GT” and “Immerse GT 2009” Wetting Agents on Localized Dry Spot Incidence and Rootzone Moisture Distribution under Various Moisture Conditions
Doug Karcher and Josh Summerford
Pages 57-63
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Leaf and Stolon Characteristics of Commercially Available and Experimental
St. Augustinegrass Cultivars
David Moseley, Aaron Patton, and Jon Trappe
Pages 64-68
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Zoysiagrass Performance in Arkansas as Influenced by Nitrogen Rate,
Mowing Height, and Cultivar
Aaron Patton and Jon Trappe
Pages 69-75
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Zoysiagrass Growth as Influenced by Nitrogen Source in a Greenhouse Trial
Aaron Patton, Jon Trappe, and Antonio Pompeiano
Pages 74-76
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High Frequency Rolling on a Sand-based Putting Green
Jay Richards, Doug Karcher, Mike Richardson, Aaron Patton, and Josh Summerford
Pages 77-81
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Ammonia Volatilization Following Foliar Application of Various Liquid
and Granular-soluble Nitrogen Sources to Putting Green Turf
Chris Stiegler, Mike Richardson, John McCalla, Josh Summerford, and Trent Roberts
Pages 82-86
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Golf Ball Lie Differs Among Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Cultivars – Year 2
Jon Trappe, Aaron Patton, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 87-90
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Clipping Yield and Scalping Tendency of Bermudagrass and
Zoysiagrass Cultivars – Year 2
Jon Trappe, Aaron Patton, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 91-94
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Establishment


Establishment Rate of Commercially Available and Experimental
St. Augustinegrass Cultivars
David Moseley, Aaron Patton, and Jon Trappe
Pages 95-98
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Seedling Emergence of Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass as Affected by
Two Seed Coating Techniques
Mike Richardson, John McCalla, and Kenneth Hignight
Pages 99-103
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Poultry Compost as an Amendment for Establishing Creeping Bentgrass
in a Sand-Based Rootzone
Josh Summerford and Doug Karcher
Pages 104-107
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Tall Fescue Establishment Under Varying Levels of Phosphorous
Josh Summerford and Doug Karcher
Pages 108-111
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Stress Tolerance

Drought Tolerance of 15 Bermudagrass Cultivars
Mike Richardson, Doug Karcher, and John McCalla
Pages 112-115
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Drought Tolerance of Kentucky and Hybrid Bluegrass Cultivars
Mike Richardson, Doug Karcher, and John McCalla
Pages 116-118
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Divot Recovery Among Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Cultivars – Year 2
Jon Trappe, Aaron Patton, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 119-122
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Divot Resistance of Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Cultivars
Jon Trappe, Aaron Patton, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 123-126
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Shade and Traffic Tolerance of Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass – Year 2 Results
Jon Trappe, Aaron Patton, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 127-132
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Pest Control

Annual Bluegrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens
John McCalla, Mike Richardson, John Boyd, and Aaron Patton
Pages 133-138
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Effect of Mesotrione on Overwintering and Spring Green-up of Seeded Bermudagrass
John McCalla, Mike Richardson, John Boyd, and Aaron Patton
Pages 139-144
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Effect of Mesotrione on Sod Quality of Tifway Bermudagrass
John McCalla, Mike Richardson, John Boyd, and Aaron Patton
Pages 145-149
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Controlling Dollar Spot on Creeping Bentgrass with Fungicides
Aaron Patton and Jon Trappe
Pages 150-154
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Response of Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Cultivars to Dismiss South
and Solitare Herbicides
Mike Richardson and John McCalla
Pages 155-159
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Miscellaneous

Arkansas Turfgrass Acreage
Aaron Patton
Pages 160-164
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Golf Club Selection and Golfer Influence Divot Size in Bermudagrass Fairways
Aaron Patton, Jon Trappe, Doug Karcher, and Mike Richardson
Pages 165-168
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2009 Weather Summary for Fayetteville, Arkansas
Mike Richardson and Chris Stiegler
Pages 169-170
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