Changes of Growth and Quality of Creeping Bentgrass by Greywater Irrigation

중수돗물 관수에 따른 크리핑벤트그래스의 생육과 품질

  • Lee, Jong-Jin (Department of Bioenvironmental Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Sun (Hyosung O&B Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Pil (Major in Golf Course and Turfgrass, Graduate School of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Yoon, Min-Ho (Department of Bioenvironmental Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Geung-Joo (Department of Horticultural Science, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2015.08.04
  • Accepted : 2015.09.22
  • Published : 2015.12.30


Water shortage is becoming a serious problem of turfgrass management on sand green. Many superintendents in golf course in Korea have interested in use of irrigation of recycled water for turfgrass water management. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of greywater as an irrigation source on the growth and quality of creeping bentgrass green. Turfgrass was irrigated with tap water (TW) and greywater (GW), under with or without compound fertilizer application (nonfertilizer + TW, N-TW; non-fertilizer + GW, N-GW; fertilizer + TW, F-TW; fertilizer + GW, F-GW). The chemical properties of the green sand soil were not changed by irrigation. Turf color index, chlorophyll index, root length, clipping yield and nutrient uptake of GW treatment were similar to TW treatment. The growth and quality of turfgrass were more likely related with the fertilizer application than irrigation source or quality. These results indicated that GW could be used as alternative irrigation source on the sand greens of golf courses.


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