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Author(s):Sorochan, John; Thoms, Adam; Samples, Tom; Strunk, Dan
Author Affiliation:Thoms: Graduate Student; Sorochan, Samples, and Strunk: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Tennessee
Title:Fertilizing sports fields in Tennessee
Section:Turf tips
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Source:Tennessee Turfgrass. April/May 2007, p. 18-21, 23.
Publishing Information:Franklin, TN: Leading Edge Communications, LLC
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fertilization program; Nutrient availability; Nitrogen fertilization; Root zone mixture; Nutrient deficiency; Choice of species; Quality; Sports turf maintenance; Soil testing
Abstract/Contents:Describes sports turf management programs in Tennessee. States that "the first step to creating a fertility program is to determine the actual amount of nutrients...available in the soil." Describes how to determine the amount of nutrients through a soil analysis test. Discusses nitrogen content, stating that "application of nitrogen must be determined for each specific field based upon geographic location, rootzone mix, deficiency symptoms, turfgrass-species selection and the expected quality of the turf." Mentions several "generalized rules for producing a fertility program." Concludes that "guidelines for creating a fertility program are useful, yet they are only guidelines. Each individual field requires its own specific fertility program based upon the needs of the sports-turf managers, players, owners and others who enjoy sports fields. Finding what works...is not an easy task, so be patient and do not be afraid to try new things."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Sorochan, J., A. Thoms, T. Samples, and D. Strunk. 2007. Fertilizing sports fields in Tennessee. Tenn. Turfgrass. p. 18-21, 23.
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