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About klockmoore

Professor at the University of Florida

2014 Update from Florida

The four test sites in Florida (Quincy, Balm-Tampa, Fort Pierce and Fort Lauderdale) saw significant losses in grasses from 2013-2014.  Spring survival in 2014 was very low at all test sites.   Winter 2014 survival based on the number of … Continue reading

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Growth at Peak for Florida – August 2013

The link below reports the height and width of plants located in Fort Lauderdale (FLREC), Fort Pierce (IRREC) and Quincy (NFREC).  Data was recorded in August 2013. Florida Growth at Peak Data August 2013

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More data from Florida – Ratings

The link below reports the average ratings for flower, plant form, landscape impact and pests.  Data is presented for Fort Lauderdale (FLREC), Fort Pierce (IRREC) and Quincy (NFREC). Florida Ratings January 2014

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Data from Florida for 2013 – Spring Green Up

The link below reports the month when plants for each cultivar were green.  The sites are Fort Lauderdale (FLREC) Fort Pierce (IRREC) and Quincy (NFREC). Florida Data January 2014

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Top Five from Florida

The trial gardens in Florida exist in four climate zones, ranging from the subtropical in Davie, tropical in Ft. Pierce, temperate in Balm and colder in the northern Quincy area.  The grasses in South Florida start to spring-up anywhere from … Continue reading

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Update University of Florida – Fort Lauderdale August 2013

The grasses that have survived in our South Florida location have had to withstand winter soil temperatures (Jan-March) averaging 80°F with only 0.70 inches of monthly rainfall. Spring soil temperatures averaged around 81°F with monthly rainfall of 6 to 10 … Continue reading

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University of Florida – Fort Pierce location

Here is the data for the last UF trial site in the state of FL.  This site is just north of Fort Lauderdale and is in zone 10A. Florida – Fort Pierce Data June 2013

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University of Florida – Fort Lauderdale

The southern most trial location is in Fort Lauderdale (zone 10b).  All cultivars were planted at the Fort Lauderdale location including the 2 FL ecotypes. Florida – Fort Lauderdale Data June 2013

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University of Florida – Balm

Another test site in FL is at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm (south of Tampa). Again two FL ecotypes were included but not all trial cultivars were planted at this location. This is considered zone 9B. … Continue reading

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University of Florida – North Florida

The University of Florida is trialing grasses at 4 locations in the state.  Here is the data for North FL (Quincy) zone 8b.  Two FL ecotypes were included.  Not all cultivars were planted at the North FL site. Florida Data … Continue reading

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