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Old 07-31-2012, 04:41 PM
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Some of y'all need to do an experiment. Cut your grass at two different heights. I can almost guarantee the shorter cut turf will need to be irrigated first.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:22 PM
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Transpiration is always worse the more surface area that is exposed---made even wose by winds and low humidity.
Thanks for clearing that up fellas'

So with that in mind, keeping Bermuda taller during periods of little to no rain has little to no effect on plant drought tolerance. I'm sure there is a limit to this.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:24 PM
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Some of y'all need to do an experiment. Cut your grass at two different heights. I can almost guarantee the shorter cut turf will need to be irrigated first.
I have that exact experiment at my home now.

The taller Bermuda in the rear/sides is about to go dormant, on top of it it looks worse cut taller (but better than it would look cut with my reel due to terrain).
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:35 PM
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How long have you been conducting this experiment?
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:51 PM
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How long have you been conducting this experiment?
It's not really an experiment, it's just two different heights of Bermuda the receive equal water. They happen to be right next to each other.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up fellas'

So with that in mind, keeping Bermuda taller during periods of little to no rain has little to no effect on plant drought tolerance. I'm sure there is a limit to this.
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I agree, raising the mowing height after drought has set in will make little difference.

Let's talk about the difference in water requirements between turf maintained at 3/4" and 2".
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:10 PM
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I agree, raising the mowing height after drought has set in will make little difference.

Let's talk about the difference in water requirements between turf maintained at 3/4" and 2".
That's what I'm saying, my below 1" turf is right next to 3" Bermuda, same water and the shorter turf is doing better. Not only is it healthier but it's thicker.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:12 PM
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That's what I'm saying, my below 1" turf is right next to 3" Bermuda, same water and the shorter turf is doing better. Not only is it healthier but it's thicker.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:16 PM
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I'll get a picture of it tomorrow.
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