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Author(s):Carrow, R. N.; Johnson, B. J.
Author Affiliation:Department of Agronomy, Georgia Research Station, University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia
Title:Turfgrass wear as affected by golf car tire design and traffic patterns
Section:Production and culture
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Source:Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Vol. 114, No. 2, March 1989, p. 240-246.
Publishing Information:Westport, Conn.: AVI Publishing Co.
# of Pages:7
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Golf carts; Traffic; Traffic control; Wear; Wear testing
Cultivar Names:Tifway
Abstract/Contents:"Turfgrass wear tests were conducted at Griffin, Ga. in 1985 and 1986 on 'Tifway' bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) using several golf car tire designs (tread configurations, radial or non-radial), golf cars, and traffic patterns. Wear damage to bermudagrass in all studies was assessed by visual turf quality, color, verdure, and leaf bruising. Golf car traffic caused significant wear damage regardless of golf cart, tire design, or traffic pattern. Damage increased with frequency of trips over the site and with moderately sharp turns. Differences in wear injury between the tire designs did occur, but were minor in most instances. These differences could not be explained by tread pattern alone, since similar designs gave different degrees of wear. Whether the tire was radial or not did not influence turfgrass wear. Golf car type exhibited a minor effect on bermudagrass wear. Management alternatives to minimize turfgrass wear should concentrate on distributing traffic and avoiding sharp turns, while selection of pneumatic tire design or golf car is of minor relative importance."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Carrow, R. N., and B. J. Johnson. 1989. Turfgrass wear as affected by golf car tire design and traffic patterns. J. Am. Soc. Hortic. Sci. 114(2):p. 240-246.
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