Accession Number:

ADA254611

Title:

Evaluation of Plant Growth Regulators for Use in Grounds Maintenance at Military Installations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

A 3-year study to evaluate the use of plant growth regulators PGRs for reducing grounds maintenance costs was conducted at four military installations. Test plots were treated once a year, in the spring, for 3 consecutive years at the following installations Red River Army Depot, Texas Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Charleston Naval Weapons Station, South Carolina and Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania. The objectives of this study were to a evaluate the effectiveness of PGR treatments on the dominant turf species at each location b determine the cost-effectiveness of PGR use versus conventional mowing practices and, c provide guidance for incorporating PGRs into installation grounds maintenance programs. Roundup Oust and Oust Escort were the most successful treatments evaluated over the 3-year period at the Red River Army Depot. Both treatments provided control of problem broadleaf and grass weed species without adversely affecting the desirable bermudagrass. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE