The course was closed for ten months while new colonial bentgrass
greens were laid (replacing the poa bent ones) and greens complexes were built to USGA specifications.
In 2006, velvet bentgrass (Agrostis canina L.), colonial bentgrass
(Agrostis capillaris L.), and creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) maintained acceptable quality in all treatment combinations.
is a very attractive grass that produces a high-density, fine-textured turf.
The remainder of the variance among cultivars was explained by the difference between the creeping and colonial bentgrass
cultivars (52 and 18% in the first and second experiments, respectively, Table 4).
Common Warm-Season Common Cool-Season Grasses Grasses Bermuda grass Kentucky bluegrass zoysia grass red fescue centipede grass colonial bentgrass
carpet grass ryegrass St.
Stolons absent or weak Blades 3 to 7 mm wide; long ligule Redtop Blades 1 to 3 mm wide; ligule Colonial bentgrass
Creeping bentgrass 'L-93', colonial bentgrass
DaCosta and Huang (2003b) showed that velvet bentgrass and creeping bentgrass exhibit better turf quality than colonial bentgrass
under irrigation regimes which replaced less than 100% of evapotranspirational water loss.
is a turfgrass species that is used on golf courses in Europe and occasionally in the USA (Ruemmele, 2003), although generally creeping bentgrass is preferred.
Plots 3.05 x 1.52 m of three cultivars each of creeping bentgrass and colonial bentgrass
(Table 2) were planted in September 1998 at the Landscape Horticulture Research Center, Urbana, IL, in a randomized complete block design with three replications.
capillaris (colonial bentgrass
) from seven countries.
and velvet bentgrass are also occasionally used (Brilman, 2003; Ruemmele, 2003).