Paspalum in different languages.
Maintaining a healthy, vigorously
growing lawn is the best way to prevent
a severe disease outbreak in turfgrass.
Each square foot of turf contains about
500 to 1,000 individual plants, each
requiring optimum amounts of water
and fertilizer, the right mowing regime,
and an aerated, well-drained soil. If any
of these factors are missing or in excess,
the grass may become stressed and
more susceptible to disease.
For a disease to occur, all three...
Dallisgrass, Paspalum dilatatum, is a
tufted perennial grass that was in-
roduced into the United States from
Uruguay and Argentina. It is now naturalized in much of the southern
United States. In California dallisgrass is found throughout the state except at high elevations, such as the Great
Basin and Sonoran Deserts. It has been
used as a pasture grass in wet areas or irrigated sites, but it is less com-
only used as forage in...
Revised 02/14 AZ1195
Accurate estimates of turf water use are required to effectively
manage a turf irrigation system. In Volume I of this series
entitled “Basics of Evaporation and Evapotranspiration (ET),”
we indicated that actual turf water use (ETt) is rarely measured
in the real world. Instead, we use meteorological data and a
mathematical model known as the Penman-Monteith Equation