EFFECT OF MALEIC HYDRAZIDE ON THE GROWTH OF TURF GRASSES

A STUDY IS REPORTED OF USE OF MALEIC HYDRAZIDE (MH) FOR SPRAYING OF RAODSIDE TURF FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE GROWTH OF GRASSES, AND ON MAINTENANCE OF MALEIC HYDRAZIDE TREATED AREAS. MH LIMITED THE HEIGHT AND DRY WEIGHT OF CLIPPINGS OF BLUEGRASS, ORCHARDGRASS, AND QUACKGRASS IN RELATION TO ITS CONCENTRATION IN ALL OF THE EXPERIMENTS. THE FIRST TWO WEEKS IN MAY PROVED TO BE THE BEST SEASON FOR MH APPLICATION. FALL APPLICATION OF MH GAVE VARIABLE AND OFTEN UNDERSIRABLE RESULTS. MH WAS EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING GROWTH OF GRASSES FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY SIX WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION. THE NUMBERS OF MOWINGS FOR MAY AND JUNE WERE REDUCED ABOUT 50 PERCENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bull 399, 22 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881
  • Authors:
    • Clapham, A J
    • Wakefield, R C
    • Bell, R S
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00204811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1970 12:00AM