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Author(s):Spring, C. A.; Baker, S. W.
Author Affiliation:Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley, United Kingdom
Title:Evaluation of a new form of fibresand reinforcement for winter games pitches
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. 175-176.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluations; Protective covers; Winter pitches; Thatch; Root zone; Surface hardness; Traction; Playability; Soccer fields
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "evaluate the inclusion of elastic polyurethane as well as polypropylene fibres [fibers], particularly in relation to hardness and traction properties of turf." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the field trial was conducted on the STRI [Sports Turf Research Institute] experimental ground at Bingley, UK [United Kingdom]. The trial area was constructed during April 2005 on an existing sand carpet construction over slit drains with the upper 100 mm [millimeters] modified with four fibre reinforcement treatments. The first was a control where no fibres were added, whilst the second was the standard fibresand product with polypropylene fibres amended at a rate of 0.3% by weight. The third and fourth treatments comprised the standard fibresand (0.3% polypropylene fibres), which in addition had been amended with either 2% or 4% (by weight) of elastic polypropylene fibres." Reports that "between August and December 2005 grass cover over the trial averaged 80% which decreased to 55% due to winter wear." Concludes that "based on the results of the study, there are a number of advantages to using the combination of polypropylene and polyurethane fibres as a reinforcement system for natural turf pitches."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Spring, C. A., and S. W. Baker. 2008. Evaluation of a new form of fibresand reinforcement for winter games pitches. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 175-176.
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