Response of Coastal Bermudagrass to Gypsum Applications

W. James Grichar, Jason D. Nerada, Mark L. McFarland


Field studies were conducted from 1998 to 2000 at two locations in Fayette County to evaluate the effects of power plant by-product gypsum in comparison with agricultural gypsum on yield and quality of Coastal bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.)].  By-product gypsum and agricultural gypsum increased yearly coastal bermudagrass yield over the untreated check in only one year at one location over the 3-year test period.  No differences in crude protein content of bermudagrass were noted between untreated check and gypsum treatments.


forage; protein content; quality; yield; gypsum applicatins; coastal bermudagrass

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