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Author(s):Gelernter, Wendy; Stowell, Larry J.
Author Affiliation:PACE Turfgrass Research Institute, San Diego, California
Title:It's the oxygen!
Source:PACE Insights. Vol. 9, No. 11, 2003, p. 1-4.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:San Diego, California: PACE Turfgrass Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Oxygen; Carbon dioxide; Turfgrass quality; Cultural methods; Aerification; Sand topdressings; Irrigation; Chemical composition; Greenhouse effect
Abstract/Contents:Describes studies that have investigated the role of soil carbon dioxide (CO2) in turf health. Results indicate that "by keeping levels of soil CO2 below 2%, many of the problems that typically beset putting greens can be avoided". Provides a list of conditions that may lead to soil CO2 readings above 2%. Concludes that "high CO2 alone [isn't] enough to damage turfgrass plants...instead, it appears as though the low oxygen that occurs when soils are compacted, waterlogged or otherwise damaged is the culprit in increased turf damage".
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Gelernter, W., and L. J. Stowell. 2003. It's the oxygen!. PACE Insights. 9(11):p. 1-4.
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