January 6, 2014
University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture
Turfgrass Science Program (http://turf.uark.edu) – Turf Tips
It’s cold folks. We haven’t had winter temperatures this low for a few years, and so it’s been a while since we’ve had to think much about winterkill on our warm-season grasses. Back in 2010, Drs. Richardson and Patton put together a very nice, comprehensive, four-part Turf Tip on winterkill:
Part I: Predicting the damage: What causes winterkill and how can we estimate our losses?
Part II: Preparation and recovery: What should you do or not do this spring to help your turf?
Part III: Planning and planting improved cultivars for a better future.
Part IV: Practices to enhance winter survival.
Those tips will are still relevant today and I encourage you to check them out at: http://turf.uark.edu/turfhelp/archives/011810%20winter2010.html. Let’s hope things warm up soon and that our warm-season grasses come through okay. However if they don’t, these tips will help you deal with the consequences of this severe winter weather.
Here’s to warmer weather!
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