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turff grass manageme

unit 1 1-18 terms

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a pair of tiny appendages between the leaf blade and sheath Auricle
a course textured grass that is adapted to mild coastal climates and used for low quality and maintenance turf Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum)
the process of water losses from a water body or a surface Evaporation
a type of growth habit with tillers as new shoots; includes tall fescue and perennial ryegrass Bunch-type
grass that has a medium-coarse texture with light green color and slow growth habit; tolerates shade but not traffic or wear Centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides)
a light-colored band between the leaf blade and sheath on the lower side of the leaf Collar
a group of the most popular warm-season turfgrasses, including several species and hybrids, which are used in the warmer regions for all levels of turf from putting greens to low-quality turf Bermuda grass (Cynodon spp.)
the major growing area of a grass located at the base of the grass near the soil surface; also called the compacted stem of a grass Crown
a subdivision used to descrbe different grasses within the same species Cultivar (varieties)
working of the soil without destroying the turf Cultivation
any methods used to reduce the thatch layer of a lawn Dethatch
a type of spreader, which is used to spread seeds or granular materials Drop spreader
the part of a seed that develops into a young plant Embryo
the part of a seed that stores food for seed germination Endosperm
sixteen elements needed by plants including turfgrasses; carbon (C), oxygen (O), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N), phosphours (P),potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulfer (S), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), boron Essential nutrient elements
turfgrasses that can only adapt in the cooler regions with the best temperature range from 65f to 80f; they generally have bettergrowth during the spring and fall seasons Cool-season turfgrasses
the combination of evaporation and transpiration; described as a layer of water lost from a planted area in millimeters (mm) Evapotranspiration
a material containing one or more essential nutrients; can be safely used to grow plants and can be in granular or liquid form Fertilizer
Created by: rhorn