Research Reports

The turfgrass team conducts a number of research projects at the Horticulture Research Station near Ames each year. A summary report is submitted for each project below.


2017 Research Reports


Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Kentucky Bluegrass Full Sun Cultivar Evaluation Trial
NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study
NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study
Ornamental Grass Demonstration Planting
Shockwave Aerification Performance Study
Tall Fescue Mowing Height Performance under Simulated Traffic
Creeping Bentgrass Responses to a Tryptophan-Containing Organic Byproduct
Amended Topdressing for Aerification Recovery
Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Native Soil Athletic Fields
Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Sand-Capped Athletic Fields
Effects of Wetting Agent Use to Reduce Turf Damage on Native Soil Athletic Fields
Effects of Wetting Agent Use to Reduce Turf Damage on Sand-Capped Athletic Fields
Bermudagrass Cultivar Trial Subjected to Simulated Athletic Field Traffic
Kentucky Bluegrass Shade Cultivar Evaluation Trial
Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial
Golf Course Putting Green Organic Matter Recycling Study



2016 Research Reports


Athletic Field Safety and Performance Study
Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing
Golf Course Putting Green Organic Matter Recycling Study
Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial
NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study
NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study
NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study



2015 Research Reports


Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Kalo Fungicide/Adjuvant Trial
NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study 2015
NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study 2015
Germination of Turf-Type Tall Fescue in ISU Compost
NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study 2015



2014 Research Reports


NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study
NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study
NTEP Fairway Height Bentgrass Study
NTEP Greens Height Bentgrass Study
NTEP Turf Type Tall Fescue Study



2013 Research Reports


Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivar Study
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivar Study
Comparison of Polymer-coated Urea Fertilizers
Phytotoxicity Test of Amino Acid Complex on T-1 Creeping Bentgrass
Turf-type Tall Fescue Cultivar Study



2012 Research Reports


Evaluation of Solitare for Postemergence Crabgrass Control
Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivar Study
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivar Study
Tee Complex Construction Project
Converting a Research Green to a Bentgrass Fairway



2011 Research Reports


Creeping Bentgrass Dollar Spot Study, Horticulture
Perennial Ryegrass Study
Evaluation of Fungicide Efficacy on Creeping Bentgrass
Seedbanking Potential of Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass
Evaluation of an Amino Acid Biostimulant to Hasten Turfgrass Recovery
Residual Crabgrass Control and Broadleaf Weed Efficacy with Imprelis Herbicide
Turfgrass Biostimulant Trial



2010 Research Reports


Imprelis 2SL Crabgrass and Broadleaf Weed Efficacy and Seedling Tolerance
Buffalograss Phytotoxicity Trial
Yellow Nutsedge Trial
Greens-height Creeping Bentgrass cv. Emerald Evaluation of Fungicides
Barenbrug Seeding Trial
Seedbanking Potential of Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass
Interseeding Improved Cultivars of Creeping Bentgrass into Existing Putting Greens
Spaced Plantings of Creeping Bentgrass Cultivars for Evaluation of Lateral Spread

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