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Author(s):Henle, W.; Schneider, H.; Claupein, W.
Title:Effects on sward quality following the use of different soil amendments in sandy root zone mixtures
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composts; Evaluations; Polymers; Sand-based root zones; Sandy soils; Soil amendments; Soil conditioners; Sphagnum peat moss
Abstract/Contents:"Sandy root zone mixtures are commonly used to build football pitches or golf greens, meeting guidelines like those in the German DIN, to guarantee playability even after heavy rainfall. In a similar manner to naturally sandy soils, these root zone mixtures have poor water and nutrient storage capacity. Traditionally, slightly humified Sphagnum peat (white peat) is mixed in to improve water and nutrient storage. However, in most countries of Western and Central Europe, the stocks of slightly humified Sphagnum peat are nearly depleted after centuries of agricultural use and peat extraction (Gaudig, 2004). Compost or lava sand have also been used. In recent decades a wide range of synthetic soil conditioners have been introduced by the agro-chemical industry, mainly based on transverse, interlaced acrylic acids similar to those used in babies nappies. Several scientific trials have been carried out mainly as pot trials. To test a relatively new synthetic soil conditioner, one that meets the latest environmental guidelines, a field trial was initiated at the Rasen-Fachstelle of the University of Hohenheim (Turfgrass Research Centre, RFH). The purpose of the trial is to get more information about the use, efficiency, and sustainability of the conditioner under the weather conditions in southern Germany."
Geographic Terms:Southern Germany
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Henle, W., H. Schneider, and W. Claupein. 2010. Effects on sward quality following the use of different soil amendments in sandy root zone mixtures. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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