turfgrass, 'Cody' buffalograss, 'Sharpshooter' buffalograss, colorants, buffalograss, canopy temperature, spring greenup


Turf colorants effectively enhanced green color of dormant buffalograss. Using a higher application rate or adding a midwinter application helped longevity of color. Colorants increased canopy temperatures more consistently than soil temperatures, which may encourage earlier spring greenup.

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