# Seminars in France, November 6 & 7, 2023

## Slides

You can download the slides here:

- November 6, Golf de Saint-Cloud, Un système moderne de gestion du gazon adaptée à chaque site, 6.5 MB PDF file
- November 7, Golf de Saint-Endréol, Un système moderne de gestion du gazon adaptée à chaque site, 5.2 MB PDF file

## Notes

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## A *Cynodon* question at Saint-Endréol

At St. Endreol, I showed the C_{3} growth potential (GP) (above) and mentioned that I would make a chart and calculate the estimated N rate that might work well for *Cynodon* at that location.

The estimated N that I expect for these temperatures for *Cynodon* is 142 kg/ha (14.2 g/m^{2}).

## How do I get those N values?

I use maximum monthly N amounts that are linked directly to GP. For bentgrass, I assume that when the GP is 1, the maximum N applied would be 20 kg/ha. That, for *Agrostis*, is with a C_{3} GP. For *Zoysia* with a C_{4} GP, I also use 20. For *Festuca rubra*, 20, maybe even 15. For *Paspalum vaginatum* and *Poa annua* I use 30. For *Cynodon* and *Lolium perenne* I use 40.

With *Agrostis*, the sum of GP is 207 days. The monthly maximum N I would use is 20, or 240 if all twelve months had perfect temperatures. This is $\frac{240}{365}=$ 0.66 kg/ha/day. If I multiply that daily value by the sum of GP, I get the estimated annual N of $\frac{240}{365}(207)=$ 136 kg/ha. That’s for *Agrostis*.

For *Cynodon*, I’m using C_{4} GP and a monthly maximum of 40 kg/ha, so the annual total comes to $\frac{480}{365}(108)=$ 142 kg/ha.

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