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Author(s):Brown, K. W.; Thomas, J. V.; Almodares, A.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:Organic Matter Sources and Placements During Root Zone Modification as they Affect Seedling Emergence and Initial Turf Quality - A Preliminary Report
Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1979-80. January 1981, p. 91-96.
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Quality; Soils; Cynodon; Irrigation; Ammonium sulfate; Sewage sludge; Peat; Pine bark; Calcined clay; Rice hulls; Organic matter; Root zone; Seedling emergence
Abstract/Contents:"The objectives were (1) to determine the influence of organic matter quality on the physical characteristics of soil mixes, and (2) to determine the optimum amount and placement of organic amendments in the soil mix for rapid establishment of vegetation. There were significant differences among organic matter sources as they affected 'Tifgreen' bermudagrass turf cover. The mixture in which sewage sludge was used had the highest turf cover on all the observation dates, while the control had the lowest. The mixture containing Michigan peat had the second highest cover, while sphagnum peat, rice hulls, pine bark and calcined clay were no better than the control. The higher turf cover achieved from the sewage sludge and Michigan peat treatments could be due to the greater availability of moisture and nitrogen. With 'Tifdwarf' bermudagrass, sewage sludge, calcined clay, sphagnum peat, and Michigan peat were not significantly different. This could be due to the lower nutrient and moisture requirements for the 'Tifdwarf' bermudagrass. Except for calcined clay, organic matter sources were ranked similarly in their effect on 'Tifgreen' and 'Tifdwarf' bermudagrass establishment. Sewege sludge, Michigan peat, and sphagnum peat were in the top ranking; rice hulls and pine bark in the middle; and the control the lowest."
Note:Summary as abstract.
Geographic Terms:Texas
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Brown, K. W., J. V. Thomas, and A. Almodares. 1981. Organic Matter Sources and Placements During Root Zone Modification as they Affect Seedling Emergence and Initial Turf Quality - A Preliminary Report. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 91-96.
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