Full TGIF Record # 110801
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Author(s):DePew, Michael
Title:Engineered soils for sports field constructions: Pros & cons of sports field root zone constructions
Source:STMA News Online. December 2005, p. [1-5].
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Sports Turf Managers Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sports turf construction; Root zone mixture; Compaction; Sand-based root zones; Physical properties of soil
Abstract/Contents:States that "many types of root zone constructions exist for all level of play on sports turf areas from recreational fields to professional stadiums to thoroughbred racetracks." Divides levels of use into two types: frequency of use and intensity of use. Discusses how to evaluate these levels of use. States that "sports turf root zone constructions may be placed into four basic categories: soil based, sand modified, sand-amended, or sand based fields." Details the strengths and limitations of each type. Concludes that "the design and type of sports turf root zone construction should be determined by the type of competition that is expected on the field, the frequency of use, the maintenance expertise and maintenance budget expected, and the turf quality and playability expectations of the owner and user(s)."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
DePew, M. 2005. Engineered soils for sports field constructions: Pros & cons of sports field root zone constructions. STMA News Online. p. [1-5].
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