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bent grass,

any species of the genus Agrostis of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
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 family), chiefly slender, delicate plants native to cool climates. Many are used for forage or lawns. Important species naturalized from Europe include the creeping bent (A. palustris), a lawn and putting-green grass; colonial bent (A. tenuis), frequently used in lawn mixtures; and especially, redtop (A. alba), called also fiorin and herd's-grass. Redtop, a perennial with reddish panicles, is much used (often mixed with clover) for pasture and hay in NE America; it is also effective in erosion control. The cloud grass (A. nebulosa), native to Spain, is cultivated for use as an everlastingeverlasting
or immortelle
, names for numerous plants characterized by papery or chaffy flowers that retain their form and often their color when dried and are used for winter bouquets and decorations.
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. Bent grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.


1. Same as bent frame.
2. A rhizomatous grass, used where a resilient velvety texture is required.
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"The new linkage map will help eventually in marker-assisted breeding of economically important traits, like disease resistance to dollar spot and brown patch, which are common diseases of bentgrass," says Warnke.
This study suggests that monitoring and management of black cutworms in the south should focus on protecting creeping bentgrass mainly in fall (Sep-Nov) and spring (Feb-May).
The test results indicated that sheep fescue, Chewings fescue, colonial bentgrass, and velvet bentgrass should be studied further for use on low-input golf course fairways in the northern US.
Where in the summer we would pull the water or not water [the bentgrass greens] as much because you didn't want to saturate, this Bermuda in a thriving environment of the summer is going to want water.
Creeping bentgrass requires the highest level of maintenance of the cool season grasses and is used primarily on golf course putting greens, tees, bowling greens, and grass tennis courts.
Dense patches of creeping bentgrass generally are unwanted.
On bentgrass turf maintained at low mowing heights such as golf greens or fairways, symptoms of dollar spot appear as round or irregularly shaped sunken, straw colored patches approximately 3 cm in diameter or about the same size as a silver dollar (Walsh et al., 1999).
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But in January, the ODA rejected the proposal to create the bentgrass control area near Madras.
Opened June 30, the renovated course includes new bunkers with tour white sand and two redesigned holes as well as new bentgrass tees, fairways and greens.
The layout boasts kikuyu fairways and fast, clover-shaped, bentgrass greens surrounded by bunkers, swales and mounds.