Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Baldwin, Christian M.

Committee Member

Blythe, Eugene K.

Committee Member

McCurdy, James D.

Committee Member

Stewart, Barry R.

Committee Member

Tomaso-Peterson, Maria

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Agriculture

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Abstract

A major constraint for ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis) putting green cultivars is poor performance under reduced light environments (RLEs) due to the overall poor shade tolerance of bermudagrass. The objectives of this research were to quantify a daily light integral (DLI) requirement for warm-season putting green cultivar establishment, quantify a DLI requirement for established warm-season putting green cultivars, and identify differences in plant responses of warm-season putting green cultivars under RLEs during establishment and for established turf stands, as well. Using regression analysis, DLI requirements were generated to quantify the amount of light needed to reach 70% cover during warm-season putting green cultivar establishment, and to quantify the amount of light needed to maintain commercially acceptable turf quality for established warm-season putting green cultivars. Other plant responses were measured under various light regimes for each study.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18659

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