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Author(s):Mitra, S.; Seaman, M.; Hawkins, M.
Title:Using an amino-plastic substrate to conserve water on established turfgrass surfaces
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: Evaluations; Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; Physiological responses; Plastics; Soil amendments; Substrates; Turfgrass quality; Water conservation
Abstract/Contents:"Water scarcity is one of the major limiting factors in maintaining high quality turf surfaces all over the world. Professional turf managers and homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water. An unique amino-plastic substrate material which is light, stable and spongy, with a dry matter content varying from 22 to 33 kg m-3 can be incorporated into the rootzone to conserve water as an amendment. The health, growth, and development of turf can be monitored by measuring the reflectance in the near infrared (NIR) and red (R) wavelengths (Park et al., 2005). The characteristics of healthy, live, green vegetation is that it has a low reflectance of light from the visual spectrum (R) as a result of the leaf pigments and has a high reflectance of NIR from the scattering of light in the leaf mesophyll cells (Park et al., 2005). On the other hand, dead, brown vegetation and the soil have the reflectance that increases from the visible spectrum to NIR (Park et al., 2005). The normalized deviation vegetative index (NDVI) is strongly correlated with plant biomass, leaf area index, canopy photosynthetic capacity, and chlorophyll production (Park et al., 2005). Hence healthy dense turf stand has a higher NDVI value and the ratio of red/near infrared (Red/NIR) is lower than the values observed in thin unhealthy stand of turf. The objective of the experiments was to study the effects of incorporating the amendment into the rootzone of established turf on turf physiology and to evaluate its potential as a water conservation tool."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Mitra, S., M. Seaman, and M. Hawkins. 2010. Using an amino-plastic substrate to conserve water on established turfgrass surfaces. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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