Kentucky bluegrass


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Kentucky bluegrass

n.
A perennial rhizomatous grass (Poa pratensis) native to Eurasia and North Africa and widely cultivated in the United States as a lawn and pasture grass.
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Kentucky bluegrass

n
(Plants) a Eurasian grass, Poa pratensis, grown for forage and naturalized throughout North America
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Kentuck′y blue′grass


n.
a grass, Poa pratensis, of the Mississippi valley, used for pasturage and lawns.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kentucky bluegrass - valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leavesKentucky bluegrass - valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures
genus Poa, Poa - chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
blue grass, bluegrass - any of various grasses of the genus Poa
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Pontellier talked about her father's Mississippi plantation and her girlhood home in the old Kentucky bluegrass country.
Its nutrient value and ease to establish drove demand for Kentucky bluegrass seed to spread west and north.
Kentucky bluegrass is a cool-season grass that is most productive in early spring, when temperatures are cool and soil moisture levels are relatively high.
Seeds of Kentucky bluegrass "Midnight" were sown in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pots (16 cm diameter and 40 cm height) filled with 5.2 kg mixture of vermiculite and loam soil (1:4 v/v; with 625 mg [kg.sup.-1] of effective Si) under glasshouse conditions.
This discussion of forage grasses includes Kentucky bluegrass, Canada bluegrass, orchard grass, ryegrass, reed canary grass, smooth bromegrass, tall fescue, timothy, prairie grass, garrison grass, and bermudagrass.
Kentucky bluegrass, (Poa pratensis), was introduced in Europe in the 1600s.
Two field trials were conducted to evaluate the effects of defoliation management on yield and species composition of binary mixtures of 'Rhizo' kura clover with 'Comet' orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), 'Badger' smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss.), 'Park' Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), and solo-seeded kura clover near Arlington, WI.
Key words: Anterior cruciate ligament, bermudagrass, perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass.
Kentucky bluegrass was introduced to this country from Europe in the 1600s.
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS Cosmos Tourama (0870 264 6012) offers 13-night tour ex-Manchester May 12 to Kentucky Bluegrass Country and spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.
(1988) studied three N fertilization rates (0, 97, and 244 kg N [ha.sup.-1]) and two irrigation practices (scheduled by a tensiometer to prevent drainage from the root zone, and an over-watering treatment) on a Kentucky bluegrass and red fescue (Festuca rubra L.) mixture established 4 yr prior.

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