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Author(s):Kimura, Shoichi; Chikuma, Hajime; Sasakura, Masashi; Akishino, Shutaro; Imada, Takayuki; Yukimura, Yoko; Onozawa, Kiesuke
Author Affiliation:Shoichi Kimura, Toyo Green Company, Tokyo, Japan
Title:Soil properties, microclimate, and their influence on turfgrass growth and playing quality at big stadia in Japan
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Meeting Info.:Llandudno, Wales, UK: July 10-15, 2005
Source:International Turfgrass Society Annexe - Technical Papers 2005. Vol. 10, 2005, p. 39-40.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Aberystywth, Ceredigion, UK: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil properties; Microclimate; Growth; Playability; Zoysia; Root zone; Soil types; Percolation; Soil profiles; Porosity; Drainage; Hydraulic conductivity; Sports turf; Ball roll measurement; Surface hardness; Ball rebound resilience; Traction; Soil temperature; Slope; Stadia; Turfgrass quality
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the influence of soil properties and microclimate on turfgrass growth and playing quality in large Japanese sports stadiums. States that several studies were conducted "to explore the soil properties, microclimate factors, and their influence on the growth and the quality of the turfgrass in [large stadia]." Describes the steps of the study and states that soil porosity and saturated hydraulic conductivity were measured according to USGA recommendations; "playing quality was measured according to the STRI: ball rebound resilience after a 3 m drop, the roll of a ball after release down a standard ramp, surface hardness using a 0.5 kg Clegg impact hammer, and surface traction using a studded disc/torque wrench apparatus"; soil temperature was measured every 60 minutes from sunrise to sunset once a month; shoot growth was measured using the turfgrass clippings; nonstructural carbohydrate content was measured using turfgrass samples taken with core samplers. States that "the soil properties at six locations in the turfgrass pitch were measured ten times from 1992 to 1996," and the soil porosity changed and the percentage of capillary pores increased while the percentage of non-capillary pores decreased. States that these changes were higher at heavy-traffic areas than at low-traffic areas. Concludes that "at big stadia in Japan, the soil properties and playing qualities were affected by traffic and turfgrass growth was affected by microclimate factors. Long term monitoring is the key to understand the change of the soil properties, the microclimates, and the turf condition in such stadia. It will also be the key to modify maintenance programs according to these factors, and to verify the soundness of the mainteanance program through monitoring the turfgrass growth."
Geographic Terms:Japan
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kimura, S., H. Chikuma, M. Sasakura, S. Akishino, T. Imada, Y. Yukimura, et al. 2005. Soil properties, microclimate, and their influence on turfgrass growth and playing quality at big stadia in Japan. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. 10:p. 39-40.
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