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Title:
Response and Nutrient Uptake in Bermudagrass Treated with Aquatrols Surfactant ACA 1848 in the Desert Southwest
Author:
Walworth, James; Kopec, David M.
Issue Date:
Feb-2004
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Turfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summary
Abstract:
Aquatrols surfactant ACA 1848 was applied to Tifway 419 hybrid bermudagrass at rates of 12 or 48 ounces/acre and evaluated for turfgrass growth, performance, and nutrient uptake. Soil samples collected during the growing season were analyzed for inorganic nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate). Only on the last sampling date only (September 29), the soil nitrate-nitrogen level was slightly higher in the untreated control than in other plots. Otherwise, soil nitrogen levels did not differ among treatments. Growth measurements and visual ratings did not differ among treatments at any time during the growing season, indicating that surfactant treatments did not affect either of these parameters. Leaf clippings collected throughout the growing season were analyzed for total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, sodium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc. With only one exception, differences in nutrient content among treatments were statistically non-significant at the 5% significance level. That exception occurred on August 18 when the turfgrass treated with surfactant at the 12 oz/a/wk level had less zinc than turfgrass in the 0 or 48 oz/a/wk treatments. There was a noticeable, but non-significant trend, observed as follows; the highest level of surfactant treatment (48 oz/a/wk) resulted in the highest tissue levels of phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, boron, and copper in samples collected on July 21 (day 203), August 4 (day 217), and September 1 (day 245). Calcium, magnesium, and iron levels were highest in this treatment on August 4, but these differences were extremely small and always statistically nonsignificant and this trend was not observed on other sampling dates. There were no consistent rate trend responses (i.e. where the higher level of surfactant treatment produced a greater response than the lower rate) throughout the test. On all sampling dates, the untreated control contained more manganese than either of the surfactant treatments; the differences were not statistically significant and were not rate related. In this field study, there were no turfgrass responses, either positive or negative, that we could attribute to Aquatrols ACC 1848 applied at 12 and 48 oz/a weekly. The magnitudes of response differences observed in this study were not large enough to identify statistically significant differences.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Turfgrasses -- Arizona; Turf management -- Arizona; Plants, ornamental -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-141; AZ1359

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dc.titleResponse and Nutrient Uptake in Bermudagrass Treated with Aquatrols Surfactant ACA 1848 in the Desert Southwesten_US
dc.contributor.authorWalworth, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorKopec, David M.en_US
dc.date.issued2004-02-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalTurfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summaryen_US
dc.description.abstractAquatrols surfactant ACA 1848 was applied to Tifway 419 hybrid bermudagrass at rates of 12 or 48 ounces/acre and evaluated for turfgrass growth, performance, and nutrient uptake. Soil samples collected during the growing season were analyzed for inorganic nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate). Only on the last sampling date only (September 29), the soil nitrate-nitrogen level was slightly higher in the untreated control than in other plots. Otherwise, soil nitrogen levels did not differ among treatments. Growth measurements and visual ratings did not differ among treatments at any time during the growing season, indicating that surfactant treatments did not affect either of these parameters. Leaf clippings collected throughout the growing season were analyzed for total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, sodium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc. With only one exception, differences in nutrient content among treatments were statistically non-significant at the 5% significance level. That exception occurred on August 18 when the turfgrass treated with surfactant at the 12 oz/a/wk level had less zinc than turfgrass in the 0 or 48 oz/a/wk treatments. There was a noticeable, but non-significant trend, observed as follows; the highest level of surfactant treatment (48 oz/a/wk) resulted in the highest tissue levels of phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, boron, and copper in samples collected on July 21 (day 203), August 4 (day 217), and September 1 (day 245). Calcium, magnesium, and iron levels were highest in this treatment on August 4, but these differences were extremely small and always statistically nonsignificant and this trend was not observed on other sampling dates. There were no consistent rate trend responses (i.e. where the higher level of surfactant treatment produced a greater response than the lower rate) throughout the test. On all sampling dates, the untreated control contained more manganese than either of the surfactant treatments; the differences were not statistically significant and were not rate related. In this field study, there were no turfgrass responses, either positive or negative, that we could attribute to Aquatrols ACC 1848 applied at 12 and 48 oz/a weekly. The magnitudes of response differences observed in this study were not large enough to identify statistically significant differences.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurfgrasses -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurf management -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPlants, ornamental -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/216539-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-141en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1359en_US
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