Golf Greens And Lawns In East Africa

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Graham M. D.
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Runner or stoloniferous grasses have given the best results. The writer has noticed that for golf greens, lawns and bowling greens in and around- Johannesburg, South Africa, and in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, the grass used is of the runner type, such as Bradley grass (Cynodon Bradley; Stent), Florida grass (Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt-Davy) and others. Some of the lawn or greens grasses now used in South Africa are hybrid Cynodons. In East Africa we cannot expect any such refinement until there is staff for this specialized grass work. However, this is not really a serious drawback, as there is a good selection of grasses capable of producing excellent lawns, golf greens and bowling greens. This article is based on Cynodon grasses, but the fundamentals of treatment will apply to any similar . type of runner grass.
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XI (NO 2), p. 94-99