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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Improving sand fairways
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1939, p. 93.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:We have an 18-hole golf course, the fairways of which are of Bermuda grass. The last three years our fairways have been getting poorer and poorer. We are anxious to obtain the best information available on the subject of growing and maintaining over the years a satisfactory grass surface in the sand. Our practice in past years has been to rely largely, if not entirely, on fertilizer. Now our committee is wondering if we should not perhaps add clay or humus to the sand, or perhaps grow and plow in a cover crop of clover or cowpeas.
Source of Question:Florida
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Clay; Fertilizer recommendations; Golf fairways; Sandy soils
Answer/Response:If your soil is primarily sand, you no doubt would find it beneficial to work a little clay into the top few inches. This would help to retain both the fertilizer and the moisture and thereby increase grass growth. I doubt that a cover crop would be practical, since it would necessitate putting the course out of play for a considerable period. No doubt the addition of clay plus fertilizer would be the most effective procedure.
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1939. Improving sand fairways. Turf Culture [II]. 1(1):p. 93.
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