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Author(s):Hesseltine, B. B.; Skogley, C. R.
Title:Are We Mining the Soil As We Harvest Turf?
Source:URI Turfgrass Research Review. Vol. 3, No. 3, November 1978, p. 2-4.
Publishing Information:Kingston, RI: Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Service, Univ. of Rhode Island.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod production; Sod transplanting; Natural resources; Soil conservation; Wind; Water erosion
Abstract/Contents:An increasing number of people are concerned about the soil losses incurred during commercial sod production, harvesting and transplanting. Studies were conducted to determine the amount of soil lost through sod harvesting, wind erosion, and water erosion in comparison to other crops. Results show a minimum of soil erosion due to wind or water. The development of farming equipment specifically for sod production prepares extremely smooth seedbeds and harvests the sod with more precision. Harvesting older sod in thinly cut strips keeps soil removal at a minimum. Clearly, sod farming is not a soil depleting enterprise when compared to other, accepted, routine agricultural enterprises. Soils are also improved through grass production as a result of incorporation of large amounts of organic matter from the root systems left in the soil after harvesting.
Note:Credit: ASPA Turf News.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hesseltine, B. B., and C. R. Skogley. 1978. Are We Mining the Soil As We Harvest Turf?. URI turfgrass Res. Rev. 3(3):p. 2-4.
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