Fall Brings Chilling Effects

Danneberger, Karl
November 2007
Golfdom;Nov2007, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p52
The article presents information on the effects on turfgrasses of colder autumn weather. At temperatures lower than 54 degrees Fahrenheit, many turfgrasses are susceptible to what is known as "chilling injury," a discoloration of the grass which creates blue and purple hues in irregular patterns. The grass naturally recovers, but the danger for golf course managers is that the problem will be misdiagnosed and treated as a turf disease.


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