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Grass Establishment by Bandoleers, Transplants, and Germinated Seeds

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 26 (1): 0074-0078. (doi: 10.13031/2013.33878) @1983
Authors:   Victor L. Hauser

ABSTRACT Anew plastic bandoleer for growing and transplanting grass and the new practice of planting germinated grass seeds suspended in gel were tested in 5 field studies. Grass plants grown and transplanted in plastic bandoleers produced significantly greater numbers of plants and larger forage production than conventional seeding. The plastic bandoleer may make a totally mechanized planting system possible. Seeds that were germinated before planting in a furrow produced more plants and forage than seeds conventionally planted. Both transplanting and planting of germinated seeds may substantially improve the success of grass establishment efforts.

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