Plant growth regulators: an alternative to frequent mowing
Johnson, Robert Jean
Carrick, Paul M.
McCaffery, Jerry L.
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The focus of this thesis is to determine if the application of Plant Growth Regulators (PGR's) to frequently mowed semi-improved areas can minimize the total annual mowing costs at Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. The highest potential savings are in areas where the frequency of mowing is weekly of biweekly. In areas where the mowing frequency is one time per month, the saving approach breakeven. The results indicate considerable cost savings can be realized at both naval air stations if a well-planned PGR application program is implemented.