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Author(s):Aamlid, T. S.
Author Affiliation:Norwgian Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research, Grimstad, Norway
Title:Organic amendments to the USGA green root zone: Soil and turf characteristics over a three year period
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 37-38.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: USGA recommendations; Golf green construction; Sand; Peat; Composts; Organic amendments; Root zone; Gaeumannomyces graminis; Hydraulic conductivity; Porosity; Sewage sludge; Sphagnum peat moss; Water repellency; Hydrophobic soils
Abstract/Contents:Presents research conducted to "compare USGA [United States Golf Association] greens constructed without OA [organic amendments] with greens constructed with peat or compost amendments of the rootzone." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the experiment was conducted in the turf lysimeter facility at Bioforsk Landvik [in Norway]...from [September] 2003 to May 2007. The sand used in green construction was slightly on the coarser side of USGA-specifications: 13% very coarse sand (>1.0mm [millimeter]), 74% coarse and medium sand (0.25-1.0 mm), 7% fine sand (0.15-0.25 mm), and 6% fine particles (<0.15mm). Sphagnum (PEAT), Composted Garden Litter (CGL; commercial product 'Green Mix'), or Composted Sewage sludge plus Spruce Bark (CSSB), were mixed with the sand at a 30% vol. [volume] ratio and compared with straight stand ('No OA') in a factorial experiment with two replicates." Reports that "turfgrass quality was always significantly better on plots where the sand had been amended with CGL or CSSB than on plots with 'No OA'. CSSB plots were not affected by Gauemannomyces graminis and were therefore rated higher than CGL plots in 2004 and 2005."
ISBN-13:9788890207648
Language:English
References:2
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Geographic Terms:Scandinavia
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Aamlid, T. S. 2008. Organic amendments to the USGA green root zone: Soil and turf characteristics over a three year period. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 37-38.
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