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Author(s):Franklin, M. K.; Boerth, T. J.; Kostka, S. J.
Author Affiliation:Aquatrols Corporation of America, Paulsboro, New Jersey
Title:A surfactant recommendation for inorganic amended greens treated with effluent water
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. 83-84.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Surfactants; Inorganic amendments; Golf greens; Effluent water; Hydrophobic soils; Irrigation water
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted "to identify a surfactant formulation to alleviate SWR [soil water repellency] and hydrological issues in an inorganic amended green irrigated with effluent water." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "research was conducted in Orlando [Florida], on an 80% sand and 20% inorganic (illite clay and silica composition) 'Tifeagle' bermudagrass green from November 2005 to November 2007. The green was overseeded with Poa trivialis L. every year and irrigated with effluent water and natural rainfall...Three surfactant formulations, an alkyl polyglycoside (APG)/ethylene oxide-propylene oxide (EO/PO) block copolymer (3.9 ml [milliliters] m-2 [per square meter]) formulation were applied via a pressurized pump sprayer monthly." Reports that "turfgrass visual quality was enhanced significantly in the surfactant treated plots when compared to the untreated control plots. During DS1, DS2 and WS2, the APG treatment and BEP treatment significantly enhanced the turfgrass quality when compared to the MEP treatment and the control treatment." Concludes that "surfactant applications increased volumetric water content, enhanced turfgrass quality, reduced water repellency and increased chlorophyll content when compared to the control treatment. In an inorganic porous ceramic amended green under effluent water irrigation, the MEP chemistry did not enhance turfgrass quality as well as the APG and BEP formulations which support the idea that the surfactant chemical structure significantly affects efficacy. The APG and BEP chemistry may be a better recommendation for turfgrass managers under these specific conditions."
ISBN-13:9788890207648
Language:English
References:5
Note:Tables
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Franklin, M. K., T. J. Boerth, and S. J. Kostka. 2008. A surfactant recommendation for inorganic amended greens treated with effluent water. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 83-84.
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