Assessment as Establishing Fertilizer of Biosolid in a Sod Establishment with Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra var. rubra)

Zorer Çelebi Ş., Arvas O., Celebi R., YILMAZ İ. H.

EKOLOJI, vol.20, no.78, pp.18-25, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 78
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2011.784
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-25
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This study was carried out to determine the assessment as establishing fertilizer of biosolid in a sod establishment with creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra var. rubra) in Van in 2007-2008 years. In this study carried out using randomized complete-block design with three replications, it was evaluated the doses of 3, 6, 9 and 12 t/da biosolid (sewage sludge) and application as establishing fertilizer of farmyard manure that was used as a control. In the study, criteria such as plant height, green grass yield, plant covered area, weed rate, color and turfgrass quality of creeping red fescue were evaluated. In the result of study, in observations at the first period of primary year, plant height, green grass yield and plant-covered area values were found to be a low in applications where high doses of biosolid were used and at the further periods, these values were found to be a high. Color and turfgrass quality criteria in fields used as establishing fertilizer of biosolid give generally the best results according to fields used the farmyard manure in each observation period. In the result of this study, it has been considered that biosolid was increased the turfgrass performance of creeping red fescue and was an important alternative to a farmyard manure in establishing stage.