Leucothrinax morrisii

Known as: Key thatch palm, Thrinax morrisii, brittle-thatch 
 
National Institutes of Health

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Review
2018
Review
2018
................................................................................................................................. vi CHAPTER 1: LITERATURE REVIEW ...................................................................................1 Thatch Characteristics ..................................................................................................................1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Thatch....................................................................................1 Turfgrass Species and Thatching Tendency .................................................................................2 Nitrogen Effects on Thatch Accumulation ...................................................................................3 Thatch Decomposition ................................................................................................................5 Methods for Reducing Thatch ......................................................................................................6 Nutritional and Chemical Effects on Thatch Accumulation ........................................................7 Methods for Thatch Measurement ...............................................................................................9 Literature Cited ............................................................................................................................9 CHAPTER 2 THATCH DECOMPOSITION OF TWO BERMUDAGRASS CULTIVARS ................................................................................................................................12 Introduction ................................................................................................................................12 Materials and Methods ...............................................................................................................13 Field Experiment ........................................................................................................................14 Data Collected ............................................................................................................................15 Thatch Chamber Experiments ....................................................................................................16 Temperature and Relative Humidity Chamber Experiment .......................................................16 Wetting and Drying Cycle Experiment ......................................................................................18 Data Analysis .............................................................................................................................19 Results ........................................................................................................................................19 Effects of Wetting and Drying Cycles on Thatch Decomposition .............................................29 Discussion ..................................................................................................................................31 Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................35 Literature Cited ..........................................................................................................................36 APPENDIX: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ................................................................................39 VITA..............................................................................................................................................41 
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2015
2015
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Thatch is an important property of turfgrasses. The causes of thatch are easily listed, but the manner in which these causal… (More)
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2013
2013
The effectiveness of Potassium Aluminum Sulphate (Alum), Di-ammonium Hydrogen Phosphate and Ammonium Chloride as flame-retardant… (More)
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2010
2010
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Movement of agricultural pesticides through soil has been studied extensively, but environmental fates of turf-applied fungicides… (More)
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2009
2009
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The objective was to evaluate the reliability of five methods for the quantitative measurement of thatch on Kentucky bluegrass… (More)
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