Experiment update: fertilizer response at planting

I showed the appearance of two greens-type grasses—Tifeagle and a greens-type manilagrass—in this post. That post had photos of the grasses, 28 days after planting, when fertilized with N only, with N + P + K, and with N + P + K + dolomite.

I’ve now received photos of these grasses from #ATC南店 at 45 days after planting.

Tifeagle 45 days after planting in coconut coir as 3 cm diameter plugs. Fertilizer was applied at planting (day 1), and again 10, 18, and 30 days after planting.
Tifeagle 45 days after planting in coconut coir as 3 cm diameter plugs. Fertilizer was applied at planting (day 1), and again 10, 18, and 30 days after planting.
Greens-type manilagrass 45 days after planting in coconut coir as 3 cm diameter plugs. Fertilizer was applied at planting (day 1), and again 10, 18, and 30 days after planting.
Greens-type manilagrass 45 days after planting in coconut coir as 3 cm diameter plugs. Fertilizer was applied at planting (day 1), and again 10, 18, and 30 days after planting.

It is interesting to see the difference in growth between ultradwarf bermudagrass and a greens-type manilagrass. It is also interesting to see what happens to ultradwarf bermudagrass when the grass is not supplied with enough nutrients to match its potential growth rate. The manilagrass grows a lot slower, but at some point I expect to notice some differences between fertilizer treatments with that grass too.

For more about nutrient supply and how to ensure such deficiencies are prevented, the “fertilizer” tag on this blog has plenty of relevant articles.

And about manilagrass growth rate, I made a video.

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