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2000 Annual Report

Purdue University Turfgrass Science Program

In this book, you may see pesticide use in research reports that do not conform to the pesticide label. These uses are not provided as recommendations. It is the responsibility of the pesticide applicator, by law, to follow current label directions for the specific pesticide being used. No endorsement is intended for products mentioned, nor criticism of products not mentioned. The authors, Purdue University, and the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation assume no liability from misuse of pesticide applications detailed in this report. The Agricultural Experiment Station of Purdue University is an equal action/equal opportunity institution.

Understanding the Data

Most of the data presented in this report was subjected to statistical analysis. Statistical procedures are a combination of logic and arithmetic that allow us to interpret information gathered from experiments. We most frequently use a Least Significant Difference Test to explain our test data.

Fisher’s Least Significant Difference (LSD) Test is a statistical procedure that determines if the difference found between two treatments is due to the treatment or if the difference is simply due to random chance. For each set of data, a value termed the LSD is calculated at a chosen level of significance. If the difference between two treatment means is greater than this calculated value then it is said to be a ‘significant difference’ or a difference not due to random chance. The level of significance that we use most often is 0.05 (LSD0.05). In other words, this difference will occur 95% of the time these treatments are compared. If ‘NS’ is reported at the bottom of a column of means, then no significant difference was found among the means in this group of data at a probability = 0.05.


Table of Contents:

Supporters of the Purdue University Turf Program in 2000 HTML PDF
Overview of the Turfgrass Science Program HTML PDF

Cultivar and Species Evaluations

1996 NTEP Zoysiagrass Test - 2000 Results HTML PDF
1996 NTEP Tall Fescue Test - 2000 Results HTML PDF
1997 USGA/GCSAA/NTEP Creeping Bentgrass Test - 2000 Results HTML PDF
1997 NTEP Bermudagrass Cultivar Evaluation - 2000 Results HTML PDF
1998 NTEP Bentgrass Cultivar Evaluation - 2000 Results HTML PDF
Low Input Sustainable Turf - 2000 Results HTML PDF

Management Studies

Water Quality Management of Purdue's Kampen Golf Course HTML PDF
Defining Optimum Seeding Date for Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Fairways HTML PDF
Safety of Drive and Dimension on Newly Seeded Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass HTML PDF
Optimizing the Use of Basamid for Poa annua Control in Fairway Renovation HTML PDF

Integrated Pest Management

Preemergence Crabgrass Control - 2000 Results HTML PDF
Safety of Confront Fertilizer to Fairway Height Creeping Bentgrass HTML PDF
2000 Preemergence Herbicide Screening for Reducing Ground Ivy Spread HTML PDF
Safety of Drive on Creeping Bentgrass Seedlings HTML PDF
Postemergent Broadleaf Weed Control HTML PDF
Poa trivialis Control with Several Herbicide Application Programs HTML PDF
Managing Take All Patch HTML PDF
Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Brown Patch on Colonial Bentgrass HTML PDF
Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Dollar Spot on Creeping Bentgrass HTML PDF
Detection of White Grub Damage in Turfgrass Using Remote Sensing HTML PDF
Purdue University Personnel Currently Affiliated with the Turfgrass Program HTML PDF


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