of wastewater irrigations and planting methods on leaf firing, colour,
quality and traffic tolerance of turfgrass
Gurjar* and R. Kaur
Centre, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India
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Accepted : 29.08.2017
Aim: Impact assessment
of wastewater irrigations on growth and quality of turfgrass under planting
with or without plastic base may be provided the information for feasibility
of wastewater use in turf/lawn grass.
(Cynodon dactylon L. var. selection-1) was planted under two planting
methods (with plastic base and without) during 2013. Treatments were taken as
three wastewater irrigation schedules of crop evapotranspiration (ETc, at 75,
100 and 125% and one control as groundwater irrigations at 100% ETc). The
experiment was laid-out in randomized block design with three replications.
Data were recorded on leaf firing, colour, quality and traffic tolerance of
turfgrass continuously for 3 years (2013-16) through rating based monthly
ratings on leaf firing, colour, quality and traffic tolerance of turfgrass
were stated that leaf firing percentage was high during winter months and low
in summer months. Ratings on colour and quality were found ranging between
6.5 to 8.0 (acceptable rating is 5) for most of months of the year excepting
3 winter months (December, January and February) in each year. In general,
turfgrass grown under plastic base planting and irrigated at 125% ETc were
observed to be associated with higher quality/colour.
firing, colour, quality and traffic tolerance of turfgrass was not affected
by the wastewater irrigations practices. Plastic base planting and irrigation
at 125% ETc may appreciably be enhanced by the appearance of turfgrass.
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