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Web URL(s):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2003.08.005
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Author(s):Nektarios, Panayiotis A.; Nikolopoulou, Aimilia-Eleni; Chronopoulos, Ioannis
Author Affiliation:Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Title:Sod establishment and turfgrass growth as affected by urea-formaldehyde resin foam soil amendment
Source:Scientia Horticulturae. Vol. 100, No. 1-4, March 2004, p. 203-213.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod establishment; Ureaformaldehyde; Shoot growth; Root growth; Chemical properties of soil; Soil amendments; Physical properties of soil; Substrates
Abstract/Contents:"Urea-formaldehyde resin foam (UFRF) has recently been introduced as a soil amendment for turfgrass culture. A field study was performed to evaluate the impact of UFRF on soil physical and chemical properties, sod establishment and turfgrass shoot and root growth. Treatments included a non-amended, sandy loam soil and the same soil amended with UFRF at a rate of 20% (v/v) incorporated into the upper 0.1 m of the substrate. Physical and chemical analyses of the two substrates involved the determination of bulk density, total porosity, air-filled porosity at 0.4 m, moisture release curve, pH and electrical conductivity. Turfgrass growth was determined through several measurements that included shoot growth rate, root growth rate and monitoring of three root architecture parameters namely, total root length, total root area and mean root diameter. Turfgrass establishment was evaluated by measuring the vertical force applied to detach the sod from the substrate. UFRF amendment did not influence pH and EC and provided minimal alterations (non-significant) in soil physical properties by slightly increasing total porosity, easily available water and air-filled porosity, and by reducing bulk density. The impact of UFRF amendment improved cumulative clipping yield in five sampling dates but root growth and sod establishment rate were better than the control only on one sampling date. There appears to be limited benefit in amending soil with UFRF."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Nektarios, P. A., A.-E. Nikolopoulou, I. Chronopoulos, and Panayiotis A. Nektarios. 2004. Sod establishment and turfgrass growth as affected by urea-formaldehyde resin foam soil amendment. Scientia Horticulturae. 100(1-4):p. 203-213.
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