Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Water Resource Management

First Committee Member

Dale Devitt

Number of Pages

89

Abstract

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is a commonly cultivated turfgrass in Southern Nevada, one of North America's most arid climates. Recognized for its drought tolerance, tall fescue is nonetheless a significant water user in Southern Nevada. Since outdoor water use represents approximately 64% of all regional demand and peaks in the hot summer, efficient use of water on turfgrass such as tall fescue can make a significant contribution to water conservation as well as offset peak demand. Differing amounts of water were imposed, calculated as a leaching fraction (LF) of -0.40, -0.25, -0.15, 0.0 and +0.15 to reflect a continuum from severely-stressed to well-watered turfgrass. Nitrogen fertility treatments of 0, 1.2 and 2.4 Kg ha-1 were imposed to reflect zero, low and high N fertility. The results of the study showed that counter to current cultural management techniques, which emphasize daily watering, tall fescue performed well with twice weekly watering. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Keywords

Effects; Fescue; Festuca Arundinacea; Festuca Arundinacea; Irrigation; Management; Nitrogen; Tall; Water

Controlled Subject

Agronomy; Soil science; Botany

File Format

pdf

File Size

2365.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/t37t-63l0


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